PORVORIM: While the state government is celebrating the ‘success’ of the Har Ghar Jal Abhiyan in the state, water will trickle in Pernem and Bardez taluka taps only on alternate days for the next two months which includes the peak tourist season from December to January. Porvorim infact will bear the brunt as the water treatment plant has been shut down due to stoppage of raw water from Tillari.
Sources in the Public Works Department (PWD) said that the repair work of the Tillari project has been taken up, which has affected the water supply to Bardez and Pernem talukas.
The decision has already been implemented from Wednesday, November 15. Raw water from Tillari is being supplied to many parts of North Goa. The densely populated Porvorim area is also dependent on water supply from Tillari irrigation canal. However, after the construction of a 15 MLD water treatment plant on Porvorim plateau, a total of 15 + 15 MLD of water was available to the residents. But, after the shutdown at Tillari, Porvorim area will face a shortage of 15 MLD water as supply of untreated water from Tillari to the plant has been stopped. The decision is expected to affect Pundaliknagar, Housing Board and surrounding areas, which will get only 2 MLD of water per day, as per sources in the department.
Meanwhile, the assistant engineer said that water from the tank near O Coqueiro Circle will be supplied through tankers to avoid inconvenience to the residents. However, the tankers will supply water only to those who register their requirement, that too on priority basis.
Meanwhile, the water level at the treatment plant at Porvorim was found to be low as there was no supply from Tillari and the work of cleaning the plant will be taken up soon so that clean water is supplied in the coming days