Odisha’s Behrampur Gets Solar-Powered Water Pumps

From the deep bore wells the water is lifted with the help of solar-powered motor pumps and thereafter stored in tanks of 5,000-liter capacity. The pumps are fully automatic who would start and stop on their own once the tank is empty or full.

Solar Water System Odisha

In order to provide uninterrupted water supply, Odisha Public Health Engineering Organisation (PHEO) has initiated a pilot project that would allow free flow of water from 5am to 7pm to every household.

From the deep bore wells the water is lifted with the help of solar-powered motor pumps and thereafter stored in tanks of 5,000-liter capacity. The pumps are fully automatic who would start and stop on their own once the tank is empty or full.

PHEO Executive Engineer, Berhampur division, Sitaram Panda said, “We are supplying five million litres of water daily (MLD) in areas that suffer from water shortage through 87 deep bore wells that will benefit 40,000 people. Of the 87 bore wells, the pilot project is drawing water from 26.”

He further added “The advantage of this system is that there is no interruption of power supply due to power cuts and low voltage. If the solar energy project proves effective, we will introduce it in the remaining 61 deep bore well points.”

“The government spent Rs 1.30 crore on the project. We have also assigned a private party for its maintenance,” he said.

“Though the problem of water shortage generally starts from March each year, such a case has not yet been reported this year. This is because the situation in production and distribution of water is being managed properly,” said Panda.

Source: The Telegraph

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