The Nagarjuna Sagar and Srisailam projects have enough water to meet Hyderabad’s drinking water demands this summer, said Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) on Wednesday.
According to the HMWS&SB, 270 MGD of water is pumped every day to meet the city’s drinking water demands.
The Krishna Drinking Water Supply Project, Phases I, II, and III pumped water from the Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir and the Akkampally Balancing reservoir.
HMWS&SB stated that 1.38 TMC of water is supplied every month, and on Wednesday, the water storage capacity of Nagarjuna Sagar was reported at 157.61 TMC, down from 188.95 TMC on the same day the previous year.
Meanwhile, board members are regularly monitoring project conditions. They stated that there will be no difficulty in supplying the city with the 270 MGD of water that it requires. Water drainage officials are ensuring that water is available until the end of August.
Hotter summer expected in Hyderabad this year
Day temperatures in the state capital are expected to reach 32 degrees Celsius next week, indicating an early start to the summer season, and weather experts analysing climatic trends predict punishingly high temperatures.
The El Nino climate pattern, which is associated with extreme heat waves and weak monsoons, is expected to emerge around this summer season, according to the most recent global meteorological models.
While the Directorate of Public Health (DPH) is implementing the summer action plan and preparing government hospitals for the summer months, health officials have urged the public to exercise caution and avoid heat strokes.
“The extreme temperatures and resultant atmospheric conditions adversely affect people and cause physiological stress, sometimes resulting in death. This is entirely preventable and people can take some simple measures to avoid morbidity and mortality due to extreme weather conditions,” says DPH, Telangana, Dr G Srinivasa Rao.
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