History of Aathupalayam Dam
The construction work began in the year 1980. It was completed after almost 10 years due to certain problems. Some of the obstacles evolved due to technical and financial delays. However, by 1995 the reservoir became a storehouse that carried polluted water and sludge that was carried by Noyyal River. These mostly came from the dyeing and bleaching factories located in the Tirupur and Coimbatore regions.
Several petitions had been placed to the State government for cleaning the dam and to bring it for proper use. A plan was thus, implemented to obstruct the polluted waters of Noyyal River from flowing into the reservoir. A check dam had also been constructed to divert the LBP canal water to drain into the reservoir. Presently the Aathupalayam Dam is used for irrigation purpose.
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