Tillari canal breaches, supply to Assonora WTP affected
Several parts of Mapusa and other areas in Bardez get restricted water
14th November 2018, 04:08 Hrs
the goan I network
Several areas in Mapusa and other parts of Bardez faced water shortage after a section of the Tillari canal suffered a breach, disrupting supply of water to Assonora treatment plant.
Water supply from Tillari dam to Assonora treatment plant was cut off after part of the canal ruptured on the Maharashtra side early Monday morning.
The breach has taken place at Kudase village in Dodamarg taluka, around 13 kms from Goa border, in Maharashtra.
“There is some leakage on the Maharashtra side and that is why water supply will be reduced to Goa. I have received a communiqué from the Maharashtra counterparts about the breach. They said it will be repaired within two days and supply will then be restored,” said M K Prasad Executive Engineer, Water Resources Department.
Almost 90 percent of water to Assonora treatment plant is supplied from Tillari dam.
Out of total 110 million litres per day (mld) that is being produced at the Assonora plant, almost 90 mld is supplied from Tillari dam.
In the meanwhile, authorities have begun sourcing water from Assonora river, Amtane dam and Padocem to overcome the shortage.
“Water supply to consumers will not get affected because we have made alternate arrangements. We are supplying water to Assonora plant from Amtane dam,” Prasad said.
But on the ground the situation was different.
Many parts of Mapusa either received no supply or the supply was for a short duration and at very low pressure.
“We have received several complaints of water shortage from different parts of Mapusa. We are in touch with officials and monitoring the situation,” said Mapusa Municipal Council Chairperson Ryan Braganza.
Mapusa Councilor Sanjay Mishal said there was severe water shortage for the last two days in Housing Board and parts of Dangui Colony.
Calangute Acting Sarpanch Sudesh Mayekar also admitted that several parts of the village received restricted water supply in the last couple of days.
It may be recalled that several parts of Mapusa and Bardez were getting restricted water for almost a fortnight due to constant power interruptions at the Assonora plant.
Now, with the breach in the Tillari canal water woes appear to have just gotten worse for the people of Bardez.
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