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'Water supply from Garden Reach is normal'

Kolkata: Mayor Sovan Chatterjee claimed on Monday that water supply from the Garden Reach water treatment plant has become normal and two of the three affected pumps will be installed by Tuesday morning.
"Three pumps responsible for water supply was damaged due to a huge crack in phase I of the treatment plant on Saturday night. The intensity of the damage would have been far greater but the entire KMC team worked overnight to ensure that water supply does not get jeopardised. On Sunday morning, there was partial disruption of water supply in areas like Maheshtala, Budge Budge and Pujali but water was supplied around 10 am much to the relief of the residents," Chatterjee said.
The pump that has been heavily damaged by the intensity of the crack
is being repaired and it will be installed in some days time, an engineer from the water supply department
of KMC said.
"We have decided to gradually fully replace the three pumps which are around 35 years old and install new ones," the Mayor said .
It may be mentioned that as a result of the snag, the pumping station had gone 20 feet under water on Saturday night as water drained out.
But four divers from the KMC reached the place of occurrence and managed to stop the water from draining out further.
The KMC will award these four people for
their daring act.
Chatterjee had rushed to the spot soon after the problem was reported on Saturday night and
supervised the work as engineers undertook work on a war footing to ensure
that there was no problem for the people in large parts of south Kolkata that depends on the supply of potable water from the
treatment plant.
It may be mentioned that around 18 million gallons of water is supplied on a daily basis from Garden Reach water treatment plant.
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