The Karnataka Urban Water Supply Zone Improvement Project (KUWASIP), with the assistance of the World Bank, has taken steps to improve water supply in the city of Belagavi. The project will reach 9 lakh people, said Belagavi North constituency legislator, Anil Benake.
He was speaking at the opening of a new drinking water plant at the Basavanakolla village near Belagavi on the 27th of October with an estimated cost of 804 crores.
We have made a sincere effort to provide all kinds of infrastructure to the people of Belagavi and the project would be completed soon, Benake added.
Rs 31 crore is being spent on a new line from Hidkal, for which the work is in progress.
There is already a 30 mld water purification plant and now the 31 mld purification plant is being constructed.
The project is being implemented by the Karnataka Government with the assistance of the World Bank to implement the Karnataka Urban Water Supply Zone Improvement Project (KUWASIP) to improve water supply in the city of Belagavi.
Under this scheme, a 24/7 continuous water supply is provided in 10 wards. The project has so far provided 11378 water connections with 117246 people benefiting from the project since 2008.
Complaints pertaining to the water supply scheme will be addressed to the complainant within the stipulated time so that the operator can fix the complaints in a specific period.
Water quality is checked twice a week, and emergency chlorination units are installed to maintain quality in an emergency.
Current project uses
The project will supply water to 58 wards with 4.8 lakhs being utilized as per the 2011 census and 9.67 lakhs as per the 2053 census.
The plan is tailored to the population of 2053 and is expected to reach 9.67 lakh by 2053 and need of 184 mld.
136 mld of water is available from 2 reservoirs.
The remaining 48 MLDs have been approved by the Irrigation Department for allocation of excess water from Hidkal Reservoir.