Chennai to face severe water scarcity?

TNPCB, in their water analysis study report has stated that the dissolved solids are between 700 and 5000 mg per litre every month, and faecal matter was found to be between 70-300 mg per litre in every sample.

Water Pollution in Chennai is scary and alarming
Water Pollution in Chennai is scary and alarming

Water pollution in India has been at the most scary and dangerous level ever. Already Yamuna river water in Delhi and UP has been deemed unfit for drinking or any living form to survive. Now, Chennai rivers have been stated to be unfit for any living form to survive. While it is scary to even think about it is the truth we have to swallow. Adayar, Cooum, Buckingham Canal rivers in Chennai have been tested by TNPCB at 41 different locations in the city. The results have been said to be alarming and dangerous. TNPCB has deemed waters unfit for any living form as they do not contain dissolved oxygen.

TNPCB, in their water analysis study report has stated that the dissolved solids are between 700 and 5000 mg per litre every month, and faecalis matter was found to be between 70-300 mg per litre in every sample. And they have deemed the coliform presence was detected between 300 and 1500 mg per litre. These are alarming levels of pollution and Chennai is home for big slums too.

Chennai lakes that provide water to city
Chennai lakes that provide water to city

If any kids unknowingly drinking this water could cause for major catastrophe. Chennai city has been dependent on Telugu Ganga and Poondi – Cholavaram, Redhills and Chembarambakkam lakes. Water is drawn from Red Hills lake to Water Treatment Plants at Puzhal near the Lake, at Surapet and Kilpauk, then treated and distributed to Chennai City.

If the catchment areas of the major rivers stop contributing to the water needs of the ever-growing Chennai Metropolitan, then, it will be difficult for city to accommodate existing and newly coming into the city at major levels. TNPCB is also worried that this kind of increase in water pollution is scary and alarming. Already, Tamil Nadu government has commenced water restoration project with a budget of Rs.3400 crores!

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