Chandigarh:The UT Administration has delayed the release of water from tubewell into the Sukhna Lake by two days as now the water will be released on January 17 at 10 am. The work of laying the pipeline has been completed as the bed for the water flow into the lake has been constructed near the tower.
Sources in the UT Engineering Department said the work to lay the pipeline had been completed and the final touches were being made to enable the flow of water into the lake.
The pipeline has been connected with the main feeder from the tubewell in Sector 26.
In all, the UT will feed water drawn from six tubewells which remained dormant during the winter season, said Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand.
Home Secretary Anurag Agarwal said, “The Engineering Department is almost through with laying the pipeline to feed water into the Sukhna Lake to be drawn from six tubewells. The Chief Engineer apprised me that all these six tubewells remain non-functional during winters due to less demand for the water.
So, we decided to use the six tubewells without disturbing the drinking water supply demand of the city.” Director Environment Santosh Kumar said it had been ensured that the drinking water demand of the city would not be disturbed. “The water will be fed from the tubewell as at present the tertiary treated water has been withheld.