After Rs 28 Crore-Project, Chennai Lake Offers Parched City Hope | Read

PUBLISHED ON: June 27, 2019 | Duration: 3 min, 01 sec

  
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While four major reservoirs supplying drinking water to Chennai remain parched and bone-dry, triggering unprecedented water scarcity in the city, one lake in Avadi, in the northern part of the city, brims with water.

Seen as a success story, the 85-acre Paruthapattu Lake, which was encroached on and ridden with sewage till last year, sports a brand-new look - cleaned, desilted and rejuvenated as a bio park. The Rs 28 crore project involved the relocation of approximately 500 people and has converted the lake into a 12-feet deep lake with a three-kilometre-long bund that doubles up as a walkers' lane.

In addition, a Rs 35 crore sewage treatment plant built on the lake's shore will treat sewage from the Avadi municipality and pump one crore litres of recycled water into the lake from next week. The project will also sell an equal amount of water for industrial use.
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