GROUND WATER DEPARTMENT
The groundwater department is a multidisciplinary organization engaged in the development and management of groundwater resources in the State. The department has been declared as the nodal agency for all groundwater-related activities in the State. The department is a part of the Irrigation and Command Area Development (I&CAD) department and headed by Director, The District office is headed by District Ground Water Officer( Deputy Director Cadre).
The main activities of the Department are:
- To carryout Hydrogeological, Geophysical and Hydrological investigations to delineate potential zones of groundwater, including waterlogging areas and ground water-stressed areas for optimum usage.
- Groundwater surveys for selection of suitable sites for construction of different types of wells for Agriculture, drinking water, Govt. Departments and other users under TSWALTA.
- Ground levels are being monitored through Piezometric wells, command area( SRSP 173 OB wells) and general observation wells to know the changes in water levels and water quality due to applied irrigation.
– Monitoring the OB wells under MK tanks to know the desilting influence.
– To drill the bore wells under SCP and TSP (Tribal Sub Plans) Programmes.
- Department is taking up Assessment of Dynamic Groundwater Resources (GEC) in the District at periodic intervals for scientific planning, development and management for its sustainability.
Groundwater Estimation is a key role in many programmes being taken up by the Government like Jal Shakti Abhiyan etc…
- Conducting environmental studies for Sand mining, Granite mining and Industries of Public and private sectors and also carrying out groundwater pollution studies whenever called by
the District administration.
- Groundwater investigations in the lands of SC/ST farmers and also the construction of exploratory bore wells which were targeted in the annual action plan under Special Component Plan/Tribal Sub Plan.
- Groundwater investigations for groundwater feasibility survey for Land Purchase Scheme.
- Conducting groundwater investigations for selection of sites for construction of Percolation Tanks, Check Dams and Rainwater Harvesting Structures to recharge groundwater.
- Clearance of sites through TS-ipass for Industries.
- Clearance of Infiltration (I.F) wells for Irrigation and drinking water under Lift Irrigation Scheme programme.
- Clearance of Drinking water schemes of Rural Water Supply, Municipal and Nagarapanchayats, whenever they are referred to this Department. Regular continuous monitoring of Groundwater levels in the entire district.
The District average water level of Sept-2019 is 4.26 m and it has shown a rise of 0.85 m when compared to Aug-2019, and a rise of 0.38 m when compared to last year same month i.e., Sept-2018
|Sl. No.||Description of Ground Water Level Monitoring for||No. of Ground Water level Monitoring Stations||frequency of monitoring|
|2||General Observation (GOB) wells||23||bi-monthly|
|3||SRSP Command Area||173||bi-monthly|
|4||Flood Flow Canal impact studies||17||monthly|
|5||Mission Kakatiya impact Ob wells||11||monthly|
|6||Stream Flow Check Points (SFCP)||7||monthly|
|Sl. No.||Description of Ground Water Level Monitoring for||No. of Ground Water level Monitoring Stations||Collection of groundwater samples|
|1||Piezometer wells||31||The Ground Water
Samples collected in
every May(PRE-MONSOON) and
November(POST-MONSOON) in a year
|2||General Observation (GOB) wells||23|
|3||SRSP Command Area||173|
|4||Flood Flow Canal impact studies||17|
|5||Mission Kakatiya impact Ob wells||11|
|6||Stream Flow Check Points (SFCP)||7|