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Metro water supply in Chennai


Posted on : 11/Jun/2019 16:14:16

The Chennai private lorry water suppliers have come up with the idea of distributing portable water to the needy city residents. In India, Chennai stands fourth in the list of metropolitan cities. It enjoys a total population of 8,917,749.

 As there is wide-spreading increase in demand for water, the Chennai Government Metro Water went on to purify its water plants through processes of chlorination and distillation. There is Jones tank which is a water supply distribution system in Kilpauk area. From here, water gets pumped to different regions of Chennai city. All the Chennai metro water lorries get water filling done at Jones tank. There are a few other filling points as well. This includes Valluvar Kottam, K.K. Nagar, Royapuram, etc.

These private lorry owners take the responsibility of providing uninterrupted water supply to all the city residents and serve the neighborhoods. At the authorized filling units at Chennai suburban in Thirumazhisai, Madhavaram, Poonamalae, etc., these private lorries get water filed for serving the water needs of Chennaites. These filling points are located at about 25-30 km distance from Chennai city centre.

According to statistic reports in 2013, over 2000 private water tankers are deployed to provide water supply across Chennai city. Mr. P.S. Sundaram leads the Chennai city metro water and private water lorry association. He has requested to increase lake depth so that the suburbs of Chennai city will have more water capacity. Hence, during periods of rainy days, there will be no water wastage. He has so far taken a lot of initiatives along with his team to provide seamless water supply for the public.

There is  very high diesel rates, increased traffic, shortage of ground water, etc. all of which have altogether cornered these private lorry owners to leave their profession. As a result, the private lorry water supplies of Chennai city are requesting for pay hike towards the cost of tanker lorry water supply. Only then these private lorry owners will be able to cater to the prevailing demand for water.

How to Book Online:

The first is the facility to book a water tanker online via www.chennaimetrowater.com, A confirmation will be sent as SMS to the number. If there is any delay, complaints can be made online.

The second facility is that the residents may also contact the integrated registration centre set up in the CMWSSB headquarters at the number: 044- 45674567.

The above 2 facilities will be available from 8th May. The supply will be on a first-come-first-serve basis based on the seniority of the booking time. There would not be any delay in delivery.