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Rains in Ker; drinking water supply problem in Kochi

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

is experiencing a shortage of drinking water as gushing flood waters due to rains have affected pumping operations from the river, officials said.

E Chandrasekharan, who reviewed the situation in Aluva this morning, said officials have been directed to distribute foodgrains and drinking water to people in the affected areas.

"We have made alternative arrangements to ensure drinking water supply in the affected areas," he said.

district administration said there was 20 per cent deduction in supply of drinking water.

urged people use water wisely in view of the emerging crisis.

Water Authority officials yesterday said high turbidity in the river had hit pumping and distribution of drinking water supply at Aluva, Eloor, Kalamassery, Thrikkakara, Cheranellur, Elankunnapuzha, Njarackal, Mulavukad and part of corporation.

of T J Vinod alleged that no steps were taken to ensure drinking water to Kochi and nearby municipalities in view of the "crisis" arising out of rising water level in affecting pumping from Aluva.

Heavy rains pounding since August 8 triggered a series of landslides in the hilly district and northern parts, killing 26 people.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 19:40 IST