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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Finally Mormugao expects to get 24x7 water supply

Vasco: The induction of the new water treatment plant at Selaulim a couple of days ago, is expected to provide relief to Mormugao with additional supply of 10-15mld of water to the taluka. This will sort out most of the water-related problems here and the taluka can expect 24-hour supply in the near future, after sorting out certain minor issues, public works department (PWD) officials said.
According to water department assistant engineer Vishwambher Bhende , "By the end of this month, additional water supply should reach Mormugao. In fact, at a later stage, we will get 20mld more, making it about 90mld per day, whereas, our present requirement is 68mld."
The taluka used to get about 68mld, but in the summer season, it gets only about 58-60mld. Residents of Vasco, Sada, Mangor Hill, Baina, and others store the water that is supplied only for a few hours.
With the extra supply, PWD will be able to give water to the Mormugao Port Trust, Navy, Verna IDC and other places where earlier they couldn't supply, to meet the domestic demand. In this way, more revenue will be generated.
The department, however, has some hurdles which are being sorted out to build itself so as to receive the additional supply and distribute it smoothly. The old pipelines will not be able to carry the added pressure of water. Hence, the old pipelines need to be replaced.
Secondly, in order to store the water, the department needs reservoirs. Besides, the existing reservoirs in Gomantak and Mangor, new reservoirs are being built at Sada, New Vaddem, and proposals for Dabolim and other places are in the pipeline.
Thirdly, an additional water pipeline from Verna to Sada of 16km is being laid down. The work is almost over except for two stretches that are being completed.

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