Chennai receives 1,000 million litres of water – India

For the first time since the formation of Chennai Metro Water Board in 1978, the water supply has touched 1,000 MLD on Friday.

Copious inflow into the reservoirs due to good rainfall and the release of Krishna water from Andhra Pradesh are the major reasons for this, say officials.

On Friday, the five reservoirs (Chembarambakkam, Poondi, Red Hills, Cholavaram, and Thervoy Kandigai) together had a water storage level of 9.5 TMC.


Probe Mumbai’s desalination plant project: BJP to Centre – India

The BJP has raised a red flag over the BMC’s ambitious Rs 1,600 core desalination plant project in Mumbai.

The party has asked the union environment ministry to conduct a study and come out with a report on the environmental impact of the plant on Mumbai’s coastline.

In recent letter to Union environment minister Bhupendra Yadav, BJP MLA Ashish Shelar pointed out that the United Nations has reported on the negative impact of desalination plants.


Third desalination plant will be ready in 2023, says K.N. Nehru – India

The ongoing project to construct the third desalination plant, with a capacity to treat 150 million litres of seawater a day, at Nemmeli will be completed by April 2023, Minister for Municipal Administration K.N. Nehru said on Saturday.

During an inspection, he instructed officials to expedite ongoing work at Nemmeli, and also initiate measures to start the construction of a 400 mld desalination plant at Perur.

Mr. Nehru noted that nearly 9 lakh residents would have better water supply once the ₹1,259.38 crore desalination plant is commissioned in 2023.


IDE Water Technologies Signs Agreement with MCGM to Develop Project for Seawater Desalination Plant – Mumbai

DE Water Technologies, a global leading provider of seawater desalination plants, announced an agreement with the MCGM for preparation of a Detailed Project Report for a 200 MLD seawater desalination plant after which bidding for the project development and operation on Swiss Challenge method will be taken up by MCGM with IDE having right of first refusal.

he project will serve Mumbai’s municipal needs and increase the Mumbai metropolitan’s drinking water supply.

With over 14 million citizens, Mumbai is India’s most populated city and is one of the largest and most densely populated urban areas in the world – an epicenter for India’s entertainment, fashion, commercial and financial activities.


200 MLD desalination plant to come up in Manori – Mumbai – India

The BMC and Israel’s IED Technologies have signed a MoU on Monday to prepare a DPR for a 200 MLD desalination plant at Manori.

The plant, which will be ready by 2025 and will help reduce the city’s dependence on the monsoon for drinking water, said Maharashtra tourism and environment minister Aaditya Thackeray.

“Along with water security for Mumbai and possibilities of capacity augmentation, the desalination plant will help us avoid financial and ecological costs of dam construction.


Seawater desalination unit brings relief to drought-prone Tamil Nadu village – India

The Ministry of Science and Technology on Saturday informed that seawater desalination through “solar thermal forward osmosis” has brought relief to a drought-prone village in Tamil Nadu.

Narippaiyur, a village in Ramanathapuram District, a drought-prone area situated in the South-East corner of Tamil Nadu will benefit from 20,000 litres per day of freshwater produced from the seawater – thanks to the solar thermal Forward Osmosis (FO) sea-water desalination system installed in the place.

As per the official release by the ministry, the customized demand-driven convergent water solution through FO will supply two litres of good quality drinking water per person per day for 10,000 people in the village, successfully overcoming a major drinking water shortage in the village.

Why Chennai’s water crisis should worry you – India

Having gone without a single drop of rain for about 200 days at a stretch, Chennai finally got some rain on Thursday. But this is way too little, and way too late for a city experiencing its worst water crisis in 30 years, and headed to becoming a Zero City.

School bags have grown bigger as children carry more water bottles, and Tamil Nadu’s apple of the eye – the famed Information Technology Corridor – has been pushed to the brink.

Companies have started asking employees to work from home and bring their own water. Water is rationed in residential apartments and malls are asking their water-intensive outlets to either take a break or use the blue gold frugally.


Desalination plant for transforming seawater nearing completion – India

The first ever plant in the state that proposes to process the saline water of the sea and provide fresh water to industries, which is coming up at Tannirbavi here is nearing completion. Within a few days, the plant will start to pump out desalinated water.

The plan is being built by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL). 70 percent of the plant’s works are completed. The processed water is proposed to be supplied to MRPL through pipes.

The work on the plant is being executed by a Chennai-based company which got the tender for Rs 595 crore.


Give desalinated water to industries: Andhra CM Jagan – India

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to take steps to provide desalinated water to industries and industrial estates so as to conserve fresh water in reservoirs and other water resources. 

He wanted the officials to focus on promoting desalination plants and providing water to industries by laying dedicated pipelines.

He said that the responsibility in this regard lies on the AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC).


Manori desalination plant will help us save 4 lakh trees: BMC – Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation seems to be inclined towards the desalination plant more than Garagi dam, despite criticism of its high production cost.

The reservoir project had been pushed strongly under the Devendra Fadnavis government, hoever, the BMC has set it aside and for all the right reasons.

The Manori desalination plant will provide the city with only 200 million litres of water per day, half of the dam’s expected output.