K. Lakshmi

CHENNAI: Work to upgrade the Chennai Metrowater distribution stations in K.K. Nagar, Mint (Anna Poonga) and Kilpauk (Kilpauk Water Works) will begin by this month-end. In about two years, the projects are expected to improve water distribution to several areas. The facilities would have additional storage capacity and ensure increased supply hours.

A Metrowater official said the work orders for around Rs.95 crore were placed last week. Kilpauk Water Works, with a capacity of 47 million litres (ML), would have sumps and overhead tanks to store an additional 45.5 ML. At present, the facility treats and distributes water to several localities, including Triplicane, Valluvar Kottam and parts of north Chennai. The additional facility would be used to distribute water exclusively to Kilpauk and the neighbouring areas, including Anna Nagar, the official said.

The existing (2.5 ML) capacity of the Anna Poonga distribution station would almost be doubled by March 2009. The work is expected to be completed earlier as the facility is comparatively small, he said. The distribution station at K.K. Nagar would have a storage facility for 14 ML. At present, it stores and distributes 9.9 ML.

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