Metrowater To Tap Farm Wells
The Hindu|September 18, 2018
Metrowater To Tap Farm Wells

Storage in city reservoirs enough only for a month

K. Lakshmi

For the second successive year, Chennai Metrowater plans to draw water from agricultural wells in Tiruvallur district to bridge the growing gap between city’s drinking water supply and demand.

With the present storage in the city reservoirs enough only for a month, the water agency has called for tenders to hire agricultural wells in Tiruvallur district for a year as a precautionary measure, officials said.

It has called for bids to hire wells in Siruvanur, Pularambakkam, Movur, Gandhi Nagar, Kizhanur, Melanur, Ramarajan Kandigai, Velliyur and Magaral located close to Poondi and Tamaraipakkam well elds in Tiruvallur district.

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September 18, 2018