Due to a decrease in water levels in the Rakaskop reservoir, there will be a further reduction in the water supply to Belagavi City. The water storage levels in both the Hidkal and Rakaskop reservoirs are lower than last year, with sufficient water storage in Rakaskop until May 15. However, after that date, water from the dead stock will need to be pumped out. As a result, Belagavi residents must use water carefully.
The depletion of water storage in the reservoir has led to water being supplied once every 5-6 days in areas where it was previously supplied once every 3-4 days. If the water problem worsens, this reduction may be further implemented. As of April 14, 2022, the water level in Rakaskop is 5.2 feet lower than it was on the same day last year.
Fortunately, the Hidkal Reservoir still has enough water, so the north division of Belagavi will not face any problems. However, the southern part of the city is likely to experience water shortages. The water level in Hidkal is also lower than last year by 1.75 TMC.
According to L&T officials, the water in Rakaskop Reservoir will suffice for a month, after which the 15-day dead stock will need to be used. While there is water in Hidkal, there may be a problem in the southern part of the city. It is crucial for residents to conserve water during this time to ensure that everyone has access to this vital resource.