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OPA WATER WORK

Water source

The main source of Opa water works is River handepar originating in Karnataka flows through Dudhsagar water fall. The other tributary joins the 'Khandepar river' is 'Kalem river' which flows from Sanguem, Goa.
Location
Opa water works is situated at OPA. Khandepar of Ponda Taluka, district North Goa, and is about 37 kms. from the capital city Panaji. Major treatment plants along with the clear water reservoirs of Opa water works are located at hillock of CUrti which is at 160 RL and about 2 kms. from Opa. The high altitude location of reservoirs at Curti enables the supply of water by gravity to almost 95% of service area i.e. Talukas of Ponda and Tiswadi which includes the cities of Panaji and Ponda.
Weir
The Opa weir was constructed in 1972 to raise the water level and also as storage reservoir during lean period from March to June. The weir height is 2.42 mtrs. with a total length of about 82 mtrs. across the river.
Layout
Opa water works consist of four water treatment plants which are classified as per their capacity viz. 8 MLD plant, 12 MLD plant, 54 MLD plant and 40 MLD plant.
Description
Opa water works is the first water treatment plant of Goa. Its operation started during Portugues regime in 1957. The consultancy of Indian great Civil Engineer late Shri Vishweshwaraya was involved in for designing this prestigious project.
 

 

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