MCC to set up 20 new RO plants across city to combat water scarcity in summer
The civic agency is setting up as many as 20 Reverse Osmosis (RO) drinking water plants at various locations in the city.
Sources pointed out that MCC was installing RO plants in those areas that had a history of scarcity of drinking water.
Mayor MJ Ravikumar confirmed to The Times of India that MCC had floated tenders for new RO plants.
"Our aim is to ensure that no ward in the city faces the problem of water scarcity this summer.
Currently, MCC operates 25 RO units across the city.
The additional 20 units will come up in areas that often grapple with water scarcity in the summer months," Ravikumar said, adding that the new plants would be operational before the onset of summer.
He pointed out that the 25 RO units that were already operating in the city had helped bring down dependence on private water suppliers drastically.
"Compared to private mineral water suppliers, the RO units offer potable water at an affordable price," the officer added.
The proposed RO plants must ensure water supply for at least 12 hours a day.
Some of the existing plants operate for just a few hours a day at a time.