Water woes hits Chennai – but there is some hope in the form of rains

Chennai is facing an acute water crisis after its four reservoirs – that are the main sources for drinking water in the city – have turned dry and ground water levels have plummeted due to scanty rain. Authorities in the Tamil Nadu capital have piped water supply by 40 per cent.  The shortage of water has hit IT companies, five-star hotels and high-rise residential buildings. Among the dried-up reservoirs is the Chembarambakkam lake, Chennai’s largest source of drinking water. The lake is bone dry with a parched and cracked bed. Chief Minister E Palaniswami said his government is taking necessary steps to supply drinking water.

But the latest good news or the silver lining is from June 19th there were scattered showers across the city in almost all areas and its stead for a week until today June 25th. Places like Adyar, Adambakkam, Alandur, Guindy, Tambaram, Meenambakkam, outer areas are getting bit of rains this last week. Will this help the water scarcity in Chennai? but for sure it will atleast help to reduce the water usage with the temperature falling down. Rains for a week more will definitely help to add to the ground water levels.