The New Year is set to begin on a positive note for the Millennium City. The Chandu Budhera water treatment plant, which started supply of treated water through one among three of its 22mgd units, will be ready to supply another 22 million gallons daily from June 2013.
Moreover, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) will also begin construction work on the third unit by January 2013.
"We have a total of three units with a capacity of 22 mgd each. The first was made operational on September 2 and the second should start supplying canal water from June. Work on the third unit will commence in the first week of January as its tender has been approved," said a senior Huda official. The third 22-mgd unit will be built at a cost of Rs 44 crore and completed within six months' time.
As a result, Huda's overall canal water supply capacity will increase from the present 82 mgd (60mgd supply capacity of the Basai plant) to 104 mgd in January 2013 as the new unit starts production.
The old water treatment plant at Basai has capacity of 60 mgd but supplies 43-45 mgd on an average.
Similarly, the only functional unit at Chandu Budhera currently supplies 10 mgd. Officials say the low output is to match the water demand during the winter season.
"But in summers, probably by June 2013, the Huda will be in a position to supply a minimum of 80 mgd," a Huda official added.