Cape to build water storage weir to combat droughts during dry season
News The city of Cape Coral is working on yet another project to fend off any future droughts.
The city of Cape Coral is working on yet another project to fend off any future droughts.
The city wants to put a weir at the mouth of the Midsummer Canal on NE 24th Avenue.
The dam would hold back 3,000 acre-feet of water in the Cape’s canal system, instead of letting it flow into the Yellow Fever Creek and out to the Caloosahatchee.
This would leave the Cape with 3,000 million gallons of water a day to pull from during the dry season.
"The key to reliability in our irrigation system is storage," utilities director Jeff Pearson said.
"Being able to store more water in those canals is a great bang for our buck project."
This weir joins the reservoir at the southwest aggregate mine in Punta Gorda, the FGUA pipeline, and the reclaimed water agreement with Fort Myers, as ways the Cape is working to keep water in its canals.
The weir is the Cape’s part of an inter-local agreement with Lee County.
The county will be building a retention pond and pump station in the Yellow Fever Creek Preserve, to help with water retention and cleanup.
Boil Water advisory in effect in Lake Waccamaw
LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) – The water consumers of the Lake Waccamaw Water System in Columbus County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a broken water line.
The advisory is in effect from 2506 Canal Cove Rd.
and continues to the end of Waccamaw Shores.
Town officials say this does not include the Wooded Acres Subdivision.
This advisory will continue until further notice.
Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphoning and introduction of bacteria into the water system.
Therefore, the Division of Water Resources advised that when water is restored consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.
Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.
This office is strongly urging the water consumers to conserve water whenever possible.
This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.
Water to be released in Sirhind canal from today
Bathinda Bathinda, June 10 The protest by city residents over water scarcity has led the Irrigation Department to take the decision of releasing water in the Sirhind canal on Monday, instead of June 20.
It is learnt that the canal was closed so that farmers could not plant paddy in the fields before June 20 in the region.
If water is released in the canal on Monday, it will reach here by June 15.
Irrigation Department official Gurmail Singh said, “We had earlier issued a letter to Triveni Company stating that the canal would be closed for maintenance work till June 20, but now we will again issue a letter to the start the flow of water in the canal on Monday.
It will take four days to reach the city.” The Sirhind canal closure in this peak summer season led to protests by residents.
The civic body and the Water Supply Department are flooded with the complaints.
Due to the closure, residents in various areas of the city complained of erratic water supply and were irked that water scarcity had badly affected the day-to-day work.
They questioned the timing of the canal’s maintenance work.
They said in the summer season, the demand for water increased but the authorities decide to close the canal at this time.
Scarcity affectsday-to-day work Due to the canal closure, residents in various areas of the city complained of erratic water supply and were irked that water scarcity had badly affected the day-to-day work.
Canal closure: City faces water shortage
The Irrigation Department has closed the canal till June 20, due to which the Water Supply Department has cut 20 per cent of the daily supply to the city.
However, Water Supply Department SDO Ravi Kumar said, “We have stored water in tanks to provide water supply to the city for the next 10 days.
I appeal to the city residents to use water judiciously during this period.” During the closure, the MCB is also conducting cleaning of the 1.5 MGD water treatment plant located at Growth Centre, due to which there is water problem in some areas.
However, the MCB is claiming that in areas where the supply has been hit are being provided water through tankers.
The Water Supply Department has stopped the afternoon supply in many areas.
However, these days, nine million gallon water is being supplied due to the canal closure.
The afternoon water supply to Growth Centre and Mansa road areas has been stopped.
Water provided through tankers The Water Supply Department has cut 20 per cent of the daily supply to the city.
During the closure, the MCB is also conducting cleaning of the 1.5 MGD water treatment plant located at Growth Centre, due to which there is water problem in some areas.
The MCB claims that in areas where the supply has been hit are being provided water through tankers.
Rajasthan: Water supply still affected despite drop in contamination levels in Indira Gandhi canal
Water supply to parts of northern and western Rajasthan continues to remain affected as the water sourced from the Indira Gandhi Canal is still unfit for drinking despite a drop in contamination levels, officials said.
The water was contaminated after molasses spillover from a sugar mill into Beas river in Punjab.
“The drinking water supply has reduced from 50 Mld per day to 15 Mld per day in Sriganganagar city as we are not using the canal water for supply due to contamination,” Vinod Jain, the superintendent engineer (additional charge) of Public Health and Engineering Department told PTI.
He said the water was being supplied on alternate days.
The situation was similar in Hanumangarh.
Superintendent Engineer PHED (Hanumangarh) Amar Chand Gehlot said 5 Mld water was being supplied against the regular quota of 13 Mld.
“We have not started water supply from the canal as the water is not potable.
A team of experts has come from Jaipur for the water testing,” he said.
“Though there is an improvement in the quality of water, still it is not worth supplying to the public,” he said.
Officials said the Indira Gandhi canal, the main source of drinking water in the region, enters Rajasthan through Hanumangarh district.
Residents question piping irrigation canal
Some residents whose backyards face the Ashland Canal are questioning the city’s plan to pipe the water to improve quality and avoid water loss, saying they enjoy living near the running water.
The canal carries the city’s seasonal irrigation water of roughly 1,369 acre feet from the Talent Irrigation District between April and October.
The Ashland City Council approved a plan in August 2017 to pipe roughly 10,000 lineal feet of the front section of the canal that runs along 78 homes in Ashland to improve the water quality and reduce water contamination, according to meeting’s minutes.
In March, the Public Works Department invited 78 families who live along the water to a forum.
Roughly 30 people attended the afternoon gathering.
“I don’t understand the importance of saving the 30 percent water loss,” said Beth Martin, who has lived by the water for 48 years.
“The water is going into the atmosphere, making the area more pleasant.
Other expenses for the project will be reimbursed through a low interest — 1 percent — loan of $1.3 million from Department of Environmental Quality Clean Water State Revolving Fund, according to minutes of the council meeting on Aug. 1, 2017.
The current phase will continue throughout this year, Smitherman said.
The team is also encouraging residents who live along the canal to contact Public Works for an individual site visit during the current process to work out particular needs or concerns, she said.
Contaminated water flowing in canals, say Abohar farmers
Punjab DC orders sampling | Rajasthan CM to take up matter with Punjab Raj Sadosh Abohar, April 5 The Punjab Government has come under fire for failing to check the contamination of canal water.
Abohar canal circle farmers complained that the water flowing through all the minors (sub canals) for the past few days had been black in colour.
Officials were unable to explain the situation but insiders said reserves released from the Pong Dam into the Sirhind Feeder canal carried residues that had settled in the past few weeks.
Others feared that water from the water disposal system in industrial towns had got mixed with the canal water.
Officials said the state government had not given funds to take up the repair work.
Kisan Sangharsh Samiti spokesman Subhash Sehgal said a deputation had apprised Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of unchecked pollution in water being supplied by Punjab to Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh districts.
She said she would take up the matter with the Punjab Government.
Sriganganagar District Collector Gyana Ram said Water Resources and Health Department officials had been told to get samples of canal water tested.
The Indira Gandhi Canal that emanates from the Harike Barrage in Punjab has been closed for about two months to take up the relining work.
Farmers on Thursday urged the authorities to not store black water as there was no proper arrangement for filtering it in most of the rural water works.
Canal dries up, water ration in port town
Paradip: Authorities have rationed water supply to the port town following drying up of the Taladanda canal.
The drinking water supply system has been trimmed down once a day to meet with the emergent situation.
Earlier, the residents used to get supplied water twice a day.
The restricted supply in the daily consumption of water came into force from February 1.
"The port town is experiencing the water shortage.
We are trying our best to tackle the situation," said an official of the port’s public health engineering department (environment and civil).
There has been drastic fall in the water level both at the Taladanda canal and three water-carrying reservoirs in the port town.
Following the renovation, the water intake capacity has increased in the canal system, which is linked with the Mahanadi river.
However, the flow of water has thinned, and it has triggered the prevailing drinking water scarcity.
Land clash At least a dozen persons have been injured in a group clash at Baniapashi village in Taruaan gram panchayat of Keonjhar district.
Canals To Remain Closed Due To Water Scarcity From Feb 7 To 14
The Executive Engineer Irrigation Nusrat Division of Shaheed Benazirabad has announced that different outlet canals of Nusrat Branch would remain closed from February 7 to February 14, 2018 NAWABSHAH, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 06th Feb, 2018 ):The Executive Engineer Irrigation Nusrat Division of Shaheed Benazirabad has announced that different outlet canals of Nusrat Branch would remain closed from February 7 to February 14, 2018.
According to the announcement, the step has been taken due to paucity of canal water.
As per schedule outlets of Padidan-1 Sub Division including Jalbani Minor, Chaheen Minor, Daraki Minor, Cheeho Minor, Tetri Minor and Kot Laloo Minor would remain close from February 7 to February 14, 2018.
Similarly the outlet canals of Nawabshah-2 Sub Division including Right Jarri Minor, Left Jarri Minor, Kapro Minor, Dhanar Minor, Bhit Maroo Minor and Dohji Minor would also remain close during the same period.
Announcement further said that outlet canals of Nawabshah-1 Sub Division including Darro Minor, Dhoro Naro Minor, Khaiaryoon Minor, Jheemal Minor, Nawaz Dahri Minor and outlet canals of Shahpur Sub Division including Suhailo Minor, Deewanabad Minor, Jamsahib Distry, Wasro Minor, Chhan Bandhni Minor and Shah Hussain Minor would also remain close from February 7 to February 14, 2018 till 6 am.
Executive Engineer said that the canals would resume normal flow soon the water situation improves.
Water scarcity in KC Canal hits Ganesh immersion
Water scarcity in KC Canal hits Ganesh immersion.
Highlights: Blocking of water in the Sunkesula reservoir by placing sand bags has invited widespread criticism from various sections in Kurnool Because of the scanty water many idols are remaining afloat and devotees have been trying to destroy such idols The idols are slowly making their way to the immersion spot at Vinayak Ghat near the canal.
After Bakrid on Saturday, the ‘Shoba yatra’ took off at 10 am after the namaz.
At around 4 pm, Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishnamurthy formally launched the ‘nimajjanotsavam.
Hundreds of volunteers took part in the yatra in the presence of heavy police security.
With the immersion, organisers struggling to complete the process by noon on Sunday, many idols remained out of the canal water.
Huge Ganesh idols made of Plaster of Paris Ganesh have been installed despite the residents facing difficulties in securing even drinking water, because of the continuing scanty rainfall and lack of vision of officials to make suitable arrangements.
Despite such problems, people have been taking pains to tastefully decorate hundreds of idols at mandapams.
The Ganesh Navaratri celebrations continue from three to 11 days depending on the convenience of the residents.
Irrespective of caste and community, both the young and elderly are seen keenly taking part in the immersion.