Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday inaugurated the ₹185.24 crore Water Supply Improvement Program (WSIS) for 24,983 households in Namakkal Municipality via video conference.
The program was executed under the Tamil Nadu Sustainable Urban Development Program (TNSUDP) of the World Bank and implemented by the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD Board) which ensures a supply of 135 liters per capita and per day (LPCD) to cover a population. of 1.59 lakh in the 39 districts.
Raw water was pumped from the Cauvery River at Jedarpalayam anicut in Mohanur and transmitted through a 700mm diameter pipeline for 10.44km to reach the 17.66 million liters per day (MLD) treatment plant in Kabilakkurichi. The treated water is again sent to the Thumankurichi clean water reservoir, located 25.52 km away. From there, water is pumped and transported through the supply pipe to the main sump of the municipal complex and distributed to households through the distribution system for which pipelines have been laid for 325.69 km. Nine aerial tanks were built under the project.
As of now, work has been completed and testing has begun, with officials saying distribution of protected drinking water to all households will begin soon.
Minister of Tourism Mr. Mathivendan, Collector Shreya P. Singh, KRN MP Rajesh Kumar and officials were present at the Collectorate during the inauguration.