Chennai metrowater intensifies its drive

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Chennai, Oct 21: Chennai Metrowater will intensify its drive to ensure construction of diaphragm chambers as part of sewer system in commercial buildings. Those identified without such chambers would be given a notice period of 15 days for the construction failing which it would disconnect the sewer connection.

Addressing presspersons on Monday, Oct 20 Metrowater managing director Sunil Paliwal said the move was to prevent dumping of solid waste into the sewer system. It also comes in the wake of a recent Madras High Court direction to the Metrowater to mechanise its sewer cleaning work and bar entry of workers into the sewerage system.

He said it would take six months to completely implement the court order on account of difficulties in the existing sewer system. Sometimes broken manholes that fell into the sewer system have to be removed. The machines used now do not have the capacity to remove such heavy materials.

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