Tasks set for water supply
Tasks set for water supply.
– Cuttack to get more than 100 kiosks Cuttack, April 2: The Public Health Engineering Division (PHED) has initiated a slew of measures to ensure undisrupted drinking water supply in the city this summer.
The PHED and the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) have jointly planned to deploy water tankers in dry areas, install new tube wells and repair dysfunctional ones and also set up a control room to monitor distribution of safe drinking water.
Water tankers of the civic body will regularly fill these plastic tanks with drinking water.
The tanks will be placed by the end of this week after a consultation with the councillors of all the 59 wards," executive engineer of PHED, Cuttack, Sushant Ghadei told The Telegraph today.
While 44 of the 59 wards are covered under piped water system, the rest remain partially covered.
So far, the CMC was responsible for supplying drinking water to 29 wards of the city (wards 1 to 29) and PHED the remaining 30 wards (wards 30-59).
Member of CMC’s standing committee for public health, sanitation and water supply Ranjan Kumar Biswal said: "As per the joint agreement with the PHED, we have asked them to place at least two plastic tanks in each of 59 wards to be filled up by tankers.
Biswal said the PHED has also been asked to make functional all the cold water supply units that have been set up across the city with MPLAD or MLALAD funds.
"But taking permission from the municipal authority to set up kiosk has been made mandatory," Biswal said.