100 MLD boost likely as reservoirs fill up

  • | Monday | 21st October, 2019

This has, in turn, prompted Chennai Metro Water officials to increase water supply to the city by October end. Thanks to timely Krishna river water supply, combined water levels of four reservoirs stand at 1,603 Mcft, a little more than the levels on the same day last year. The city is currently supplied with 525 Million Litres per Day (MLD) of water and by this month end, officials from Metro Water said supply is likely to be increased to 625-650 MLD. As reservoirs fill up, we will slowly increase supply to touch 830 MLD, which is the usual quantity supplied to the city during non-drought periods,” said a senior Metro Water official. Officials from the Water Resource Department said there has been a 10% increase in water levels at Cholavaram, which solely depends on rainwater and water from its catchment area.

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