POMA, MAY 26: The supply pipeline of 400 mm dia and other pipelines which supply 11 MLD drinking water to Itanagar city has been restored today and drinking water may be received by denizens in respective sectors and colonies by Thursday afternoon or evening. Informed an official.
PHED Capital Division Itanagar Executive Engineer Tadar Mangku informed that the 400 mm dia and other supply pipe lines which were damaged on May 19 have been restored and we have started supplying water from the intake point to the water treatment plant located at Gekar Putung today evening. It may take around 8-10 hours and then we will pump the supply to the main reservoir located in the city and then it will be supplied to the respective sector and colony of Itanagar city. It may take another 18-24 hours and hope by afternoon or evening the drinking water will be reaching all the sectors and colonies of the city. Mangku said.
The capital dwellers were facing scarcity of drinking water supply for more than a week as the main supply pipeline from Poma river intake points was badly damaged due to torrential rain and soil erosion. The technical with the support of man and machine were pressed into service round the clock even during the rainy days and we have been able to restore the line, two nos of huge anchor blocks which were damaged have also been repaired near Moin/Rillo village. Few days were required for curing the anchor block and it is done and we were expecting the supply could be possible from the intake point on Wednesday morning but due to some minor technical problem the supply form intake point to WTP was possible by late evening and supply to main reservoir and then to water tank would be completed by Thursday. Mangku informed
We are also aware of the crisis during the lockdown in the capital complex and various parts of state and country might have faced lots of trouble due to scarcity of drinking water supply. He said that Mangku thanks the city dwellers for showing lots of support and patience during the weeklong maintenance and restoration period.