No water shortage this summer: Metrowater officials
“The four major water bodies supplying water to the city – Poondi, Chozhavaram, Chembarambakkam and Puzhal at present has a holding of 11,257 mcft.
Also, the desalination plant will be taking care of 65 per cent of water restoration which is 500 million litre per day.”
Asked about the awareness among the people in using water efficiently, Namma Ooru NGO founder, Nataraj says, “People, especially those who do not care to spend money for water fail to understand the importance of water.
Government should bring in strict rules in water consumption.
More than saying that people are yet to get the complete picture on water awareness, they should leave their careless attitude over water usage keeping future generation in mind.”
A Metrowater official, says, “The city can manage this summer as we have got enough Krishna water coming in.
The summer may not be hard for Chennaiites as there is adequate storage to maintain water supply till October.” He adds, “Kandaleru reservoir at Andhra Pradesh which is the source of Poondi reservoir has touched 6,800 mcft.
The Chennai Metrowater is transferring water from Poondi reservoir to Red Hills and from there it will be treated and supplied to residents.
The supply of water from Chembarambakkam lake to suburban areas is expected to kick start at the earliest.
In times of need, the water will be supplied to Tambaram and the surrounding areas.