Rainstorms bring reservoirs to life
By C Shivakumar | Published: 23rd October 2013 07:27 AM |
The city’s water woes are likely to end soon if the rain gods continue to smile. According to officials from the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB), reservoirs supplying water to the city are bubbling with life as they received 241 million cubic feet (mcft) of water during the last two days due to the heavy showers.
“On Sunday, the reservoirs received 126 mcft and on Monday, an additional flow of 115 mcft was received,” said the official. This comes as a big relief as the city’s water distribution system has been struggling to meet Chennai’s thirst so far. But the all this rainy ruck depends on how good the monsoon will be, confided the official.
This is the first time the parched reservoirs have been getting water.“The water situation was well below 2,000 mcft. Now the reservoirs have water levels more than that,” he said.
CMWSSB is also working with the Chennai Corporation to make sure the city gets quality drinking water. “We have increased the daily sampling of residual chlorine. Besides the daily 2,500 samples, we are also undertaking joint sampling with the Chennai Corporation on Tuesdays and Fridays,” he said. The board will be holding a joint meeting to with the civic body’s health officials at the zonals levels too.