Berhampur to get more Potable Water Soon

Berhampur, Jan 09: Berhampur facing dearth of potable water will soon get additional seven million litre per day (MLD) from the third collect well in Rushikulya water supply system at Badamadhapur near Chhatrapur.

"Around Rs 70 lakh was spent on repairing the well. The work is now complete" said Executive Engineer, Public Health Engineering Organisation (PHEO), Deba Sundar Mohapatra.

The water supply to the town had decreased to 17 MLD from 24 MLD.

Against the requirement of 52 MLD of water, the town is currently being provided 50 MLD from different sources, including Dakhinapur reservoir and Rushikulya system.

It  reels under acute shortage of water during summer when supply from Rushikulya, which also caters to Chhatrapur, Gopalpur, Odisha Sands Complex of Indian Rare Earths Limited and Gopalpur Port, dries up.

The state government has approved Rs 27.77 crore for repairing Kaliabali reservoir (20 MLD) in Rushikulya system and replacing 13.8 km PSC pumping and a 1.8 km pipeline in the town.

"These will be taken up under the World Bank funded Odisha Disaster Recovery Project," the PHEO executive engineer added.