Chandigarh: The work on laying the pipeline to bring water to Sukhna Lake started on Tuesday. The UT Administration is poised to feed water into Sukhna Lake from January 15.
The laying of the water pipeline was started next to the road dividing the Golf Club into two parts. Engineering Department officials said the work of lying the pipeline would be completed within this week. The pipeline has been connected with the main feeder from the tubewell situated in Sector 26.
In all the UT would feed water drawn from six tubewells which remained dormant during the winter season, said UT Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand.
Home Secretary Anurag Agarwal said, “The Engineering Department has started laying the pipeline to feed water into Sukhna Lake to be drawn from six tubewells in the city. The Chief Engineer has informed me that these six tubewells remain non-functional during winters due to less demand of water. So we decided to use the six tubewells without disturbing the drinking water demand of the city.”
Director, Environment, Santosh Kumar said that it had been ensured that the drinking water demand of the city will not be disturbed. “The water will be fed from the tubewell as at present the tertiary water supply has been withheld. The treatment of tertiatry water as per the permissible oxygen content could not be met and further treatment is being undertaken. This may take some more time and till then water from tubewells will be fed into Sukhna Lake.”
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