The Tamilnadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) was formed on 14-4-1971 from the erstwhile Public Health Engineering Department , Govt. of Tamilnadu with the sole aim to provide protected safe drinking water in adequate quantity and sanitation to the general public. Administered by senior level Government Executives as the Board of Directors, TWAD Board is vested with the responsibility of providing drinking water supply and sewerage facilities through out the state of Tamilnadu (TN) except Chennai Metropolitan area.
Physical and bacteriological examination - Rs. 250/= (single test Rs. 25/=)
Bacteriological examination - Rs. 250/= (single test Rs. 100/=)
Sewage/Waste water testing - Rs. 600/= (single test Rs. 100/=)
Water for construction purpose - Rs. 300/=
Alum testing - Rs. 500/=
Bleaching powder - Rs. 150/=
WATER TESTING FACILITIES IN TWAD BOARD LABORATORIES ::
Sampling for Chemical examination
Sampling for Bacteriological examination
For further technical details contact:
Assistant Water Analyst
Ganesh Nagar, Near Law College Student's Hostel, Melur Road,
Madurai - 625 007.
WATER SUPPLY SCHEMES IN MADURAI DISTRICT
Madurai District has one Corporation, 3 Municipalities, and 2267 Rural habitations in 431 Panchayats in 13 Unions. Madurai District has a population of 32 Lakhs approximately.
The total area of Madurai District is 3846 Sq.Km. Madurai District is sourrounded by Sivagangai District in East, Dindigul & Theni District in West Virudhunagar in South and Dindigul District in North.
Vaigai River is the important River flowing in this District which flows from West to East . River Kundar is the another river flowing in this District from South to West. All the major water supply schemes has been formulated with Vaigai River as source.
The terrain in
Madurai District is formed of only by hard rock. The ground water level in this
District varies according to the formation of rocks. In Usilampatty and
Sedapatty union, the ground water level is 15 to 18m below ground level
approximately . In other unions, the ground water level is below 6 to 9m below
ground level. The ground water available in the District is potable almost in
all areas except some places in Kallikudi & Kallupatty Union.
II) LOCAL BODIES
Madurai Corporation is the only corporation in Madurai District with a population of 15,95,300. The water supply to be provided to corporation is 95 mld per day. In this, 65mld of water has been drawn from River Vaigai directly. The balance 30 mld has been drawn from Melakkal, Kochadai, Manalur, Thiruppuvanam, Thatchampathu.
Underground drainage facilities have been provided and functioning in several parts of the city. Madurai Corporation area, on the southern side of river Vaigai has been divided into 15 blocks and 9 blocks have already been provided with sewerage facilities. For block 8 A, a sewerage scheme has been completed recently.
The three Municipalities in this District are Melur, Thirumangalam and Usilampatty. All the 3 Municipalities in this District have already been provided with protected water supply scheme. Improvement schemes for Melur, Thirumangalam and Usilampatty are under execution .
C) URBAN TOWN PANCHAYATS
Madurai District has Urban Town Panchayats viz. Paravai, Sholavandan, Alanganallur, Peraiyur, In this for all Urban Town Panchayats, protected water supply has been provided.
D) RURAL TOWN PANCHAYATS
Madurai District has Rural Town Panchayats namely T. Kallupatty, A.Vellalapatti, Palamedu, Vadipatti, Elumalai. In this, Rural Town Panchayats have already been provided with protected water supply schemes. For Thirunagar, and Palamedu improvement schemes are under execution.
V) SCHEMES MAINTAINED BY TWAD
The following scheme is being maintained by TWAD Board .
Name of scheme
Quantity of water to be supplied
CWSS to Karumathur and 33 habitations and 2 educational institutions