In a major relief from water woes, the residents of Metiabruz got a booster pumping station today. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation inaugurated a semi-underground booster pumping station-cum-reservoir bringing relief to residents of three wards in the area.
Residents in parts of Wards 139, 140 and 141 were facing water crisis for some time, informed sources in the wards. The booster station, having a capacity of three million gallon capacity, is expected to address the issue. The pumping station and the reservoir were inaugurated by KMC mayor Firhad Hakim today. The booster station, according to sources in the civic body, will be supplied water from Garden Reach Water Treatment Plant. The commissioning of the booster station cum reservoir would help in increasing the volume of water supply in the three wards. As a result, it would enable enhanced flow of water in the taps of the households. The civic body is to commission a similar booster pumping station-cum-reservoir in Behala by this week. The booster station in this part of the city would help in enhancing water supply in Wards 16,127 and 128.
Notably, overall, the KMC produces approx 515 million gallon water, according to the mayor. Apart from this, 10 million gallons are being produced at Garia and 30 million gallons at another place. The civic body is producing 40 million gallon of water in excess.