Chennai Metro Water is implementing a Rs 58 crore project to provide piped water supply to 5,000 houses in Injambakkam, Sholinganallur and Karapakkam in the next 24 months.
A Chennai Metro Water spokesman said that the scheme is part of the Rs 452.77 crore Comprehensive Water Supply Scheme. Interestingly, this comes in the wake of government already charting out plans to provide piped water supply to 50,000 residents in Nolambur and Karambakkam under a Rs 38.56 crore scheme.
Metro Water spokesman told City Express that the existing water supply in Injambakkam is being maintained by extracting water from ground water sources at the rate of 20 litres per capita per day (LPCD).
He said in Injambakkam scheme it is proposed to provide feeder main and distribution system with ductile iron (DI) pipes of size ranging from 100 mm to 700 mm size for a total length of 65,225 metres and construction of Overhead Tank (OHT) with 35 lakh litre capacity and Underground Tank (UGT) with 5 lakh litre capacity.
About 2,505 number of houses would benefit under the scheme, the Metro Water spokesman said.
Talking about the Sholinaganallur and Karapakkam piped water supply scheme, he said the total length of streets in Sholinganallur and Karapakkam is 117 km with a population of 35,530.
“At present, water from existing ground water source is being supplied to Sholinganallur and Karapakkam. The operation and maintenance of water supply is done by Metro Water with the existing infrastructure and the quantity of water supply per day is 30 LPCD,” he said.
“The proposal contains providing feeder main and distribution system with DI pipes of size ranging from 100 mm to 500 mm size for a total length of 1,18,614 metres and construction of overhead tanks with 35 lakh litre capacity and underground tank of 2.5 lakh litre capacity,” the Metro Water spokesman said. Under this scheme, a total of 2,544 homes will get piped water supply.
The funds for the scheme are part of the state government-sanctioned Rs 879.78 crore for implementing the works proposed by Chennai Corporation and Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board under the Chennai Mega City Development Mission (CMCDM).