APPEAL BY THE CHENNAI METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE BOARD ON THE MAINTENANCE OF RAIN WATER HARVESTING STRUCTURES IN CHENNAI CITY AND SUB-URBAN AREAS.
The Managing Director Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board Dr. K. Gopal, I.A.S., has requested the residents of Chennai City and its suburbs to maintain their existing Rain Water Harvesting Structures properly. In this regard he further stated as follows:.
The residents of Chennai city and its suburbs and other occupants of commercial establishments, institutions, restaurants, marriage halls, cinema theatres, etc. who have installed Rain Water Harvesting Structures are deriving the benefit of installing Rain Water Harvesting Structures in their buildings during rainy season.
Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board is monitoring the ground water levels and quality from total no of 50 selected Rain Water Harvesting observation wells throughout the city. There has been a perceptible improvement in ground water level and also quality over a period of time.
In order to enjoy the benefits of Rain Water Harvesting continuously, the residents of Chennai and other occupants as mentioned above are requested to repair or maintain the Rain Water Harvesting structures properly before the onset of the South West / North East monsoon.
The materials filled in the filter chamber such as sand / pebbles / blue metals are to be removed, cleaned with water and refilled in the chamber. In addition to that the rain water pipes connecting the Rain Water Harvesting structures are to be kept free from blocks and cracks so as to avoid overflow and leakages.
The residents and occupants of other buildings are advised to contact the respective Area Offices and Depot Offices of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board for the guidance required on the maintenance of Rain Water Harvesting structures.
For further details about the maintenance of Rain Water Harvesting Structures, the residents may contact the Rain Water Harvesting cell of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board on Phone No.28454080 or visit website: www.chennaimetrowater.tn.nic.in
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