Groyne proposed across Nagavali river
Groyne proposed across Nagavali river.
To overcome water scarcity in the city Srikakulam: A groyne (a low wall or sturdy timber barrier built out into the sea from a beach to check erosion and drifting) was proposed across the Nagavali River to store sufficient water in infiltration tanks and overcome water scarcity in the city.
In addition to it, there are no separate pipelines, reservoirs to supply water to upper and lower areas.
In and around Srikakulam city there are around 15,000 taps, including public taps.
Residents of upper areas at PN Colony, Dammalaveedhi, Gujarathipeta, Hayathinagaram, Relli Veedhi, ASN Colony, Gontiveedhi and Arasavalli are not getting sufficient water during the summer.
Total population of Srikakulam city is 1.50 lakh and as per Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation (CPEEO) guidelines, each person needs 135 litres of water per day.
On par with the CPEEO guidelines, 2.02 crore litres of water is required every day.
Due to non-availability of water and lack of storage facility, water is not being supplied sufficiently to the residents of all areas across the city.
To overcome this problem, a groyne was proposed across the river with sand and metal bund to store water in infiltration tanks.
“We have proposed the groyne with the help of water resources department engineers at an estimated cost of Rs 5 crore,” municipal engineer G Venkateswara Rao told The Hans India.