There is some good news on the water supply front for the citizens of Belagavi, as for the first time Water was allowed to Water Treatment Plant (WTP) which is under construction in Basavanakolla in Belagavi on trial basis. The Water here flows by gravity from Hidkal scheme.
The cost of the project is Rs.1,01,55,962.00. The project is constructed out of self generated funds of City corporation Belagavi, out of savings in water charges collected.
The water treatment plant has a capacity of 32.50 MLD.
Belagavi city gets 54.45 MLD water from Rakaskop and similar from Hidkal dam. The current need of the city is 93.68 MLD.
The Laxmitek water treatment plant is working over capacity at 68 MLD. Hence the need was felt for another water treatment plant which can support the Laxmi tek water treatment plant.
A new line of 1.5 kms has been laid (914mm) from KIADB cross Kanbargi to Basavankoll. The total storage capacity would be 55 Lakh litres. Also over head water tanks would be built at Anjeneya nagar and Kanbargi.
The entire works is expected to be completed by December 2016.