Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (TP)
Udupi, Jun 5: The delay in pre-monsoon and monsoon rains have worsened the drinking water problem in Udupi city area. The water level in Baje dam are decreasing day-by-day. The current amount of water would be sufficient for 10 more days with the rationing process.
Baje dam consists of 0.7 meter water, which can be supplied for only 10 days under water rationing arrangement. Water from the upper part and lower part of Puttige is sent to Baje dam through piping and then supplied to houses.
If it rains in the part of Western Ghats, then Suvarna river will have some water inflow. But the pre-monsoon rain is getting delayed resulting in shortage of drinking water. It was reported by the Indian Meteorological Department that monsoon rain will start from June 4 in Kerala. But as per the latest trends, the monsoon arrival in Kerala is delayed by a few more days.
If it does not rain before June 10, then there may be problem of water shortage. Many restaurants are suffering from water shortage. City municipality is providing water through rationing arrangements and also supplying water through water tankers. Due to low pressure, water from Baje dam is not reaching some areas. Officials of the city municipality informed that 10 water tankers are supplying water every day.