Chennai is facing severe water crises. Initially we lacked drinking water alone but now we don’t have water to do our household chores also. People living in apartments, restaurants, hotels, IT companies are all having a tough time this summer. They hardly get water to meet their needs. All these people and companies depend on Lorry water and now lorry water is also becoming a very huge demand.
People are ready to pay money to get water. But, water is not available anywhere. All the dams, rivers and lakes have become completely dry due to irregular rains. Most of the people’s livelihood depend on these dams and rivers. A person have to stand in a long queue leaving all his or her works to get one bucket of water which costs 20 rupees. A family needs at least 5 buckets of water to satisfy their daily needs.
Of all the water reservoirs in Chennai we have water only in a very few reservoirs. In an average we have only 1.3% water in Chennai. Luckily we have water in Veranam lake alone. If this situation continues then there will be a shutdown of large number of hotels and IT companies due to water crisis.
This is the first time in 70 years Chennai is facing such water crisis and the only hope for Chennai to satisfy its water needs is South monsoon rains. If we don’t get rains then bathing itself will become a very big problem for Chennai people.