Inadequate summer rain this year and increased offtake take a toll

The structure is being built nearly 8 km upstream of Poondi reservoir

Government plans to open 3 of them in Tiruvallur district

Water level in many areas has gone up by 6-8 metres this month. Quality has improved too

Weather experts say multiple factors have led to the State receiving such heavy rainfall this year

Groundwater in areas falling in the northern coastal region of East Coast Road has been growing saline over the past few years.

Even as government agencies build stormwater drains across the city, SWARAN, a citizens’ network, is teaming up with voluntary organisations to oppose the move.

Chennai Metrowater is set to launch mobile digital labs to monitor water

In a step towards conserving groundwater resources, Poonamallee municipality recently launched a drive to curb illegal tapping of water from borewells for commercial use.

The city will soon get its largest facility for treating sewage generated in areas newly merged with the Chennai Corporation.

Hundreds are involved in the construction of the plant, which will have the capacity to treat 120 million litres of sewage a day (mld), at Koyambedu. This will be the 13th facility of Chennai Metrowater and is expected to enhance the sewage treatment capacity from the existing 612 mld to 732 mld.