Itanagar to get lift water supply in 2 months

ITANAGAR, 30 May: The new 7 mld ‘lift water supply project’ for Itanagar township will be completed within the next two months.

The project is being undertaken at Senki View here.

Informing this, Itanagar PHE&WS Executive Engineer Tadar Mangku informed that, once completed, the project will somewhat help in meeting the growing need for drinking water.

“The total requirement of drinking water for Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) is 57 mld. At present, Itanagar has a 25 mld supply and has a deficit of 12 mld. Naharlagun town at present has an 11 mld water supply and is facing a deficit of 17 mld. The Senki lift water supply project is part of the effort to ease the improvement of drinking water supply,” he said.

Mangku further said that three more new drinking water projects in the ICR are on the verge of completion.

“We have 1 mld project in Damsite, Naharlagun, which is almost on the verge of finishing. Another 1 mld project in Model Village, Naharlagun, and a .5 mld in Banderdewa are also on the verge of completion,” he added.

The EE also informed that “a proposal for 42 mld from the Senki source in Itanagar has been submitted to the state government.”

“The state government has announced Rs 30 crores for it in the budget. The DPR is in the final stage. We are also proposing to change the old water supply pipeline in the ICR,” said Mangku.

The PHED is now conducting a household survey.

“I appeal to everyone to cooperate with our officials. It will help us to gather correct data, so that we can prepare a long-term plan to meet the growing need for drinking water in the ICR,” said Mangku.