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Second desalination plant inaugurated

The year-long wait is over. South Chennai need not rely on the rain-fed reservoirs alone for its growing water needs.

The much-awaited second desalination plant along East Coast Road, at Nemmeli, 36 km south of Chennai, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday. In a couple of days, nearly 15 lakh people of southern Chennai and the expanded areas will be supplied desalinated water from the plant that has a capacity to treat 100 million litres of sea water per day (mld). Currently, Metrowater is flushing the newly laid pipelines and the plant will function to its full capacity by March.

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