All MM Nagar residents to get free purified water
The municipality of Maraimalainagar, about 40km from here, seems to be ahead of other civic bodies in providing potable drinking water to its residents.
The 139 reverse osmosis (RO) plants set up by the civic body at an estimated `10 crore will benefit 18,000 families, municipal chairman M Gopikannan told mediapersons on Thursday .
The civic body plans to set up 40 more purification stations in the municipality , he added. There was no water shortage in Maraimalainagar as an additional 30 common wells had been sunk and thrown open for use by the public. More than 15 lakes had been desilted, cleaned and kept ready for rain water harvesing. The lake revival activity would be a sustained process, he said.
“Tokens would be issued to families to draw water in the morning and evening and an operator would be stationed at the stations to prevent misuse of the facility,“ he said. Gopi Kannan said the municipality had well-laid roads and the conservancy workers visited all homes in their jurisdiction and collected garbage. In areas not covered, private agencies had been allowed to collect garbage, he said. Listing out the achievents of the municipal co ments of the municipal council, the chairman said cleaning of human waste was completely mechanised and jet-rodding machines were used to clear blocks in manholes and gutters. As part of enhancing safety of citizens, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras had been installed in five important places in the municipality.
The municipal commissioner said Maraimalainagar was among the `most clean’ suburbs and had become a favourite spot for film shootings with its large green cover and impecabble roads.The municipality was originally a satellite city formed within the CMDA jurisdiction and had a population of 81,872 people, he said.
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