Water will be pumped from Marudur dam to all parts of Tuticorin

The town will get its fourth drinking water pipeline at an estimated cost of Rs. 282.44 crore.

Mayor L. Sasikala Pushpa gave the nod for the project when the subject was taken up at the council meeting here on Wednesday. She said the project would be taken up in six phases and the work would start in August.

The Tuticorin Corporation has a population of 3,20,766 in 60 wards. Corporation sources claimed the project would meet the drinking water needs of the residents in all the wards. Water will be pumped from Marudur dam to all parts of the town, including the fringe areas that experience erratic water supply. Water will be supplied through a distribution network covering 660 km across the Corporation area.

On completion of the new drinking water project, pumping capacity will increase to 72 MLD from the present 24 MLD. The project, which is expected to be completed in three years, has been designed to serve the town for 30 years.

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