Fourth desalination plant in Chennai to get operational from Dec 2026

Chennai’s fourth desalination plant will come up in Perur on East Coast Road. To be built by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) with funding support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the project’s estimated cost is Rs 4,276.44 crore. It will treat 400 million litres of seawater per day (MLD).While laying foundation stone for the project recently, Chief Minister MK Stalin said, it fulfil the long-felt water supply needs of OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road), ECR (East Coast Road) and GCC (Greater Chennai Corporation) areas in South Chennai.Reports say that the plant would go operational from December 2026.@@@@@