Kochi: As protests are mounting over shortage of drinking water in various parts of the city, Kerala Water Authority (KWA) informed that the water supply in the city limits and west Kochi region will return to normalcy within five days.
Technical issues in Pazhoor pump house of KWA affected the smooth supply of water to the Maradu water treatment plant.
As KWA imposed regulations on supply, thousands of families in the city are being forced to depend upon tanker vehicles for drinking water.
“Water to the Maradu treatment plant with 100mld capacity is supplied from Pazhoor pump house. But, two of the three motors there developed a snag, reducing the water supply from the plant. Subsequently, the supply to the city was regulated to alternate days. It is expected that the technical issues will be resolved within five days,” informed officials.
On Wednesday, a group of protesters led by MLA Uma Thomas staged a blockade in front of KWA sub-division office at Vyttila. KWA chief engineer promised to soon issue technical sanction for repair works at Pazhoor pump house.
Various parts of the city, including Vyttila, Vaduthala, Thammanam, Poonithura, Chalikkavattom and Vennala, Maradu municipality, Thrikkakara, Pettah, Chellanam, Kumbalangi and Kumbalam regions are facing acute shortage of drinking water for last two weeks.

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