Madurai Village Celebrates Desalination Plant
With villages that used indigenous methods of water harvesting and storing being forced to look for alternative means, Kottanathampatti in Madurai is jubilant as it has been given a desalination plant to address its drinking water needs.
Kottanathampatti, identified as a model village in the district, boasts of self-sustenance, but lacks a source of potable water. Relief came on Saturday when a desalination plant put up at a cost of Rs 6 lakh started functioning.
The plant has an automatic dispenser that supplies 18 litres of water for Rs 2. The villagers need to drop in two one-rupee coins and collect the water from the plant, that has a capacity of 5,000 litres.