Untreated sewage still being released into Cooum river in Chennai

  • | Wednesday | 9th October, 2019

Madhumitha Viswanath ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: Even as the State is going all out to restore Cooum, untreated sewage continues to be drained into the river from households and industries. A steady stream of untreated sewage can be seen gushing out from under a bridge and on following can be seen mixing with the Cooum close to Golden George Nagar near Maduravoyal. Most plans under the Cooum restoration project, like setting up of treatment plants and plugging sewage outfall, remain only on paper. "I was shocked to see a steady stream of untreated sewage entering the Cooum. Many who run small businesses inside the estate, collect raw sewage and effluents that contain acid and let the same into these drains.

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