Hyderabad: Water supplied from Godavari could be turbid, People urged to take precautions

TS govt much awaited proposal to provide drinking water from Godavari River is now a reality. Residents of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s (GHMC) area will now receive water from the Godavari River.

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) said that the water supplied through this pipeline may contain slight turbidity for a few days initially.

people have cautioned that being the first supply from Godavari River to the city after travelling of 186 km through main pipeline and 25 km from Ring Main, certain turbidity of the pipeline may prevail even after the scouring the pipes at various feasible locations.

Residents of Hyderabad urged to take all necessary precautions as such they may boiled, filter or disinfect the water before drinking.

Godavari water was successfully supplied to the Qutbullapur municipal area, with the commissioning of the 1,800-mm-dia MS pipeline up to the national highway at Kukatpally after scouring the scour points provided for that purpose.

At present, as part of the trial run, 28 million gallons of water per day (MGD) is being drawn from the river under the Godavari Drinking Water Supply Scheme. Of that, 18 MGD will be supplied to Qutbullapur, 6 MGD to Kukatpally Housing Board Colony and 4 MGD to Alwal through the offtakes provided from the main line.