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State govt plans to supply treated water to industries

TNN, 13 march 2014


CHENNAI: The state government is working on a tertiary treatment and reverse osmosis plant to supply treated water to industries in Oragadam, Sriperumbudur and Irungattukottai, said Phanindra Reddy, secretary, Municipal Administration and Water Supply.


He was speaking at the 25th national convention on environmental engineering 'Envision 2025' held at the Central Leather Research Institute on Wednesday. Governor K Rosaiah inaugurated the three-day conference and exhibition organised by the Institution of Public Health Engineers India (IPHE). The event will have engineers and officials from various government departments of TN and Puducherry deliberating issues on promotion of safe water and sanitation.


Reddy said that a TTRO plant commissioned in Tuticorin was successful, and similar efforts are being made in the industrial belt of north Chennai. "Metrowater will soon take up construction of the plant which will have the capacity to provide 60 million litres per day," he said. Water supply being limited, the department is exploring options like unused water bodies. "Thousands of water bodies have been left by our ancestors, which were used for agricultural and irrigation purposes. They have fallen into disuse now in urban areas and these would be restored as drinking water sources," he said.


Emphasising on a study which estimated that India will be water-stressed by 2017, the convention called for a national environmental policy roadmap till 2025 on water, air, solid waste and biomedical waste management at the community level. "In rural and urban areas, fecal contamination of community water supply systems continues," said IPHE president K J Nath said.