Around 10,000 households in Vizag would be established with round-the-clock water supply as part of the Smart City initiative.
To the existing 6,000 connections, another 4,000 connections have been proposed for the scheme. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu has laid stone for the Rs 86 crore worth project last month.
Under the ABD scheme 1,650 acres covering the areas of Siripuram to Beach Road, Peda Waltair, China Waltair and Visakhapatnam Eye Hospital to Beach Road. Sources say, ” To augment the water supply to the pipelines in additional areas, a new reservoir will come up in the place of the 2600 KL distribution reservoir near the Municipal Commissioner’s residence. Besides, the equipment at the pump houses will be replaced with the energy efficient ones.”
An engineering official said, “At present, 135 to 140 litres of water are being provided to the households against the mandated 150 litres per capita per day (LPCD). However, the loss due to non-revenue water stands between 30 to 35 %. The new system will enable monitoring of the pressure and supply to bring it down to 10 to 12 %.”