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Capsule water booster station in Jadavpur

The twin facilities will serve people living in Jadavpur, Sulekha and Baghajatin, who have so far been relying solely on deep tube wells for their daily supply

Our Bureau | Published 30.08.22, 06:38 AM
Booster pumping stations are set up at certain points of the city’s water supply network to increase the pressure of water in the network so that it reaches all pockets in the supply zone.

Booster pumping stations are set up at certain points of the city’s water supply network to increase the pressure of water in the network so that it reaches all pockets in the supply zone.

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A capsule booster water pumping station, which is smaller than a usual water pumping station, and a reservoir will be inaugurated in Jadavpur on Tuesday.

The twin facilities will serve people living in Jadavpur, Sulekha and Baghajatin, who have so far been relying solely on deep tube wells for their daily supply.

The residents suffer during summer when the groundwater level goes down.

Booster pumping stations are set up at certain points of the city’s water supply network to increase the pressure of water in the network so that it reaches all pockets in the supply zone. 

The one that will be inaugurated on Tuesday will supply potable water from the Dhapa water treatment plant.  Built at an estimated cost of around Rs 2.5 crore, the station will receive 18 lakh litres of potable water every day, officials in the civic body’s water supply department said. 

“The majority of the residents of Ward 102, where the booster pumping station-cum-reservoir has come up, and its adjoining wards  have been dependent on deep tube wells for a long period,” said Debabrata Majumder, a mayoral council member of the civic body.

With the demand for potable water rising in places including Jadavpur, Tollygunge, Kasba and Mukundapur, the KMC has decided to augment the capacity of the Jai Hind Water Works Complex in Dhapa and construct another water treatment plant at Birji near New Garia.

“These two plants will collectively take care of the demand for potable water in over 10 wards off EM Bypass and also parts of Jadavpur and Tollygunge,” said a senior official of the KMC’s water supply department.

“It will take at least a year-and-a-half to complete the projects. Till then booster pumping stations-cum-reservoirs will help augment the supply.”

In June, a 5 lakh litre-capacity reservoir and a booster pumping station was inaugurated in Behala.

“With many housing complexes coming up across Baghajatin, Jadavpur and Baishnabghata-Patuli, the demand for potable water has shot up several folds over the last few years,” the official said.

“Till the time more water treatment plants are built, we will try and meet the demand through capsule booster pumping stations.”

Last updated on 30.08.22, 06:38 AM
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