Normally, surplus from Chembarambakkam is released into Adyar river
Next time when the Chembarambakkam reservoir reaches its capacity, not all of the precious resource may be wasted. City water managers plan to divert the surplus water and store it in abandoned quarries in Sikkarayapuram.
A team of officials from the Kancheepuram Collectorate, the Commissionerate of Revenue Administration and Chennai Metrowater recently inspected the site. It was decided that the surplus water from Chembarambakkam reservoir, usually let into the Adyar river, would be diverted to the quarries in Sikkarayapuram, which is located 4 km away from the waterbody.................Read more
Source: The Hindu