Thoothukudi Water Supply Project to be commissioned by October 2016

The Tirunelveli City Municipal Corporation in Tamil Nadu is expected to commission the Thoothukudi Water Supply Project by October 2016. The Rs 2.82 billion project has received financial assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the state government (under the Integrated Urban Development Mission). The scope of work involves the construction of a 84 million litre per day (mld) water treatment plant (WTP) at Vallanadu near the Maruthur dam, a raw water pumping system and 22 overhead tanks, and the laying of clear water gravity mains, clear water feeder mains and 500 km of distribution pipelines. So far, the civic agency has completed construction work on the WTP and has set up 17 of the 22 overhead tanks. In addition, about 380 km of internal distribution lines have been laid.

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