Chennai: New desalination plant to improve water supply

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Chennai New desalination plant to improve water supply

Chennai can hope for improved water supply if Chennai Metrowaters plan to set up another desalination plant materialises. The water agency recently appointed Aecom India Private Limited along with GHD Pty Limited, Australia, and Watek EngiA?neering Corporation, USA, to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for the proposed plant at Pattipulam along the East Coast Road. The plant will come up on a 203-acre site.

The plant will have the capacity to treat 200 million litres a day (MLD) of seawaA?ter. This is twice the capacity of the desalination plants at Minjur and Nemmeli. To meet the demand for water in the future, the proposed plant at Pattipulam can be expanded to treat 400 MLD of seawater.

The demand for water has grown after the recent expanA?sion of Chennai. There is a shortfall of nearly 360 MLD owing to demand from variA?ous quarters, including bulk consumers, adjacent municiA?palities and industries.

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