The Sikkarayapuram quarry will be able to supply Chennai with water this summer.
What’s it about? Thanks to cyclone Mandous, water storage at the Sikkarayapuram quarries has improved. The water resources department and Metro Water will use it during the summer.
- The water bodies in the quarries could store nearly 400 million cubic feet of water. Residents on the outskirts were affected due to flood water, and the government will divert it to the quarries.
The process: The water will reach a treatment plant before it’s pumped into the Chembarambakkam lake. There’ll be fencing around the quarries, and a project report will be submitted after a feasibility study.
Benefits: Anna Nagar, Mogappair, Porur, Valasaravakkam, and the surrounding areas will benefit from water stored in the quarries. 4.5 km of pipelines have been laid to draw water from them.