Mysuru: The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has decided to install vacuum-fed chlorination plants at all its water storage and treatment units so that the water supplied by the pumping units is safe to drink.
The MCC has initiated the process of installing such plants at the Vani Vilas Water Works (VVWW) on KRS Road, High Level Reservoir at Yadavagiri, the central water storage tank at Vijay Nagar II Stage and water units at Kuvempu Nagar. All these are all supply points.
The facility will also be built in pumping stations at Melapura, Rammanahalli, Belagola, Devanur and Kembalu near Hullahalli and at Pinjrapole near Udbur Gate.
Three stages of chlorination are being done for the water being supplied to households, first at the water treatment plants, next at the main balancing reservoirs and finally at booster chlorination at the service reservoirs before the water is supplied to residents, officials said.
The MCC has been using gravity-feed equipment for mixing chlorine with water.
The installation of new vacuum-feed equipment not only helps in regulating the flow of chlorine, it also checks gas leakage and ensures supply of better quality of water to households in the city, sources said.
Vani Vilas Water Works officials said the city civic body has already started the process of installation of such equipment as it is beneficial for supply of safe drinking water to households after testing the content of chlorine. Water that is being supplied to residents must contain 0.5ppm of chlorine.
The water will be tested for pH quantum, chloride-fluoride, bacteria content, hardness, turbidity before supplying to residents, the officials said.
Mayor Sunanda Palanethra said the MCC is waiting for the district minister to fix the date for the inauguration of these projects next week.
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