Completion of Chennai's fifth reservoir yet again delayed
| Thursday | 10th October, 2019
Also, the supply of rough stone used in covering the watershed area of the reservoir has not been regular which further delayed the progress.
As water levels have crossed the transferrable point in Poondi reservoir, water will be diverted to Red Hills and from there will be treated and supplied to the city by Metro Water.
Thanks to Krishna water supply, combined storage of four reservoirs has crossed 1 Tmcft, the first time in around eight months.
"We are focusing on supply Krishna water to North and Central Chennai first by filling up Poondi and Red Hills reservoirs.
Also, we can only send under 500 cusecs to Red hills as the feeder canal can only hold so much water," said a PWD official.