The water desk has gone up by three metres on a mean throughout the State, in line with the Tamil Nadu Water Provide and Drainage Board.
In a press launch, TWAD managing director C.N. Mahesvaran stated the common water degree was at 14.5 m beneath floor degree now, in comparison with a depth of 17.5 m in Could. Groundwater degree has improved in a number of districts, and the southwest monsoon has additionally contributed to the rise in water ranges.
For example, the remark effectively in Madukkarai city panchayat, Coimbatore district, now has water at a depth of 10.Four m, and confirmed a rise by 4.6 m. Earlier than the onset of monsoon, water was at a depth of 15 m. As a result of enhance in water desk, almost 1,900 million litres of water per day is being supplied to residents.
The discharge additional stated that water desk throughout the State was being monitored by means of 1,286 wells, twice a yr, earlier than the onset of southwest and northeast monsoons, and after the monsoons. Officers stated Vellore had witnessed an enormous rise in groundwater ranges — from 21.three m in Could to 9.three m now. Krishnagiri district registered the bottom rise in groundwater degree — by 0.7 m, attributable to its hilly terrain.
This yr, Tamil Nadu has obtained regular rainfall of 69.three cm, towards the common of 69.Four cm to this point. Solely Dindigul, Madurai and Kancheepuram districts have obtained deficit rainfall.
A complete of 556 water provide schemes are being maintained by TWAD, and floor water from the river beds contributed to almost 52% of drawal for ingesting water wants within the State. Dams, together with Mettur, Solaiyar, Papanasam and Parambikulam, now have a complete storage of 31,000 million cubic ft of water.
Rainwater harnessing initiatives throughout the State have additionally helped sort out the rising water wants.
TWAD has to this point created 12,568 rainwater harvesting constructions to assist groundwater recharge, the discharge stated.