Minister visits water aerator challenge web site at Kambarasanpettai

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Muniicipal Administration Minsiter Okay. N. Nehru on Thursday instructed officers to expedite the works on erection of an aerator close to Ayyalamman Padithurai close to Kambarasampettai.

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The aerator is being established at a value of ₹5 crore in a bid to cut back iron content material within the water that’s pumped from the Kollidam riverbed. Mr.Nehru inspected the progress of the work together with senior officers on Thursday.

The Company provides 135 million litres a day (MLD) from the Cauvery and Kollidam rivers, by way of 136 overhead water tanks (OHTs). There have been complaints that the water pumped from Collector Effectively 3 of the Kollidam Consuming Water Scheme, provided although 11 OHTs in Okay.Abhishekapuram zone, was discoloured.

Responding to complaints from the general public concerning the reddish color of the water, engineers and specialists from the Tamil Nadu Water Provide and Drainage (TWAD) Board had performed an in depth examine on its high quality, and prompt the development of a multi-level aerator on the banks of the Cauvery to deal with the water and cut back ferrous content material.

The multiple-tray aerator will convey the riverbed water into contact with air by way of a fountain-like construction throughout which atmospheric oxygen will oxidise the excessive iron content material.

Senior Company officers stated that the challenge, which was launched in September 2021, was scheduled to be accomplished inside 12 months.

Mr. Nehru was accompanied by Company Commissioner P.M.N. Mujibur Rahuman, Government Engineer (East) P. Sivapatham, and former Deputy Mayor M. Anbazhagan.

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