Two new reservoirs to be developed in Hyderabad

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) is planning to construct two new reservoirs to meet the city’s future water requirements. These reservoirs are planned to have a capacity to hold 20 thousand million cubic feet of water each. The first reservoir, being planned at Keshavapuram, will source its water from the Krishna river, while the second reservoir will be developed at Devalammanagar with the Godavari river as its source. The two reservoirs will be able to together provide 750 million litres per day (mld) of water to Hyderabad city. HMWSSB has already prepared the detailed project report for the Keshavpuram reservoir project. A total of 1,572 hectares will be required to develop the reservoir, which will entail an investment of Rs 77 billion. The civic agency is targeting the completion of the two projects in a period of three years from commencement of works.