Visakhapatnam water supply improvement scheme with Raiwada and Yeleru
canals as source
This scheme was commissioned in the year 1995. The water supply
improvement scheme to Visakhapatnam with Raiwada and Yeleru canals as the source provides 150
lakh gallons per day to the city.
The city water supply is essentially stored in the three service
reservoirs Town Service Reservoir, Dwarakanagar; High Level Service Reservoir, T.B.
Road, Uplands and Circuit House Reservoir, Waltair Uplands. The city is divided into
fourteen blocks according to contours and each block is served by separate reservoirs.
There are 35 reservoirs serving the different segments of the system. Domestic water
supply is mainly through public taps and house service connections. In addition to that
there are about 2072 bore wells.
The above is a brief picture of the water system in our city, the
reservoirs, catchment areas and the basic distribution system. Keeping in mind the shortage
we have, it is to our advantage that we are aware of the problem and try to conserve as
much water as possible.