Udupi: A meeting on drinking water issues was held on May 5, 2017 at Sathyamurthy Memorial Hall in the city municipal council building. The meeting was chaired by district in-charge minister, Pramod Madhwaraj.
Madhwaraj noted that the water at Baje reservoir on which the city is dependent on its water requirement has reached dead storage level. He said that by conducting dredging at various places and utilizing water so obtained, the municipal council will be able to maintain water supply for 15 days by supplying water on alternate days. He also stated that 35 nodal officers have been given the responsibility of monitoring water supply and addressing grievances in 35 wards of the municipality.
He instructed the officials of the city municipal council to temporarily acquire private wells to manage water problems.
The Baje dam water level is 1.5 meters less than the last year’s level during this month. It will be enough only till May 20. Dredging works are going on in many places, which will help to manage water for few days for the city, he stated.