Collector wells of the scheme energised on Thursday

All the three collector wells on the Coleroon river and the common sump of the Rs.221.42-crore new drinking water augmentation scheme were energised on Thursday, paving the way for supply of water from the scheme by this month end ahead of the peak summer season. Describing it as an important step forward in the project, corporation officials said they were on course now to meet the assurance given earlier that pumping of water from the scheme would begin by March 31.