The Sixth Biggest City In India Is Almost Out Of Water
HUGE CITY – Chennai – the sixth biggest city in India is almost completely out of water due to a supply deficit in their water reservoirs.
India has been in several reports recently after suffering from disastrous troubles. After getting struck by an earthquake, heat wave and other chaos brought by nature, the country is now suffering water deficits.
It was also reported that they might surpass the World’s Most Populated country in population number by 2027.
Meanwhile, the root of the water supply deficit are the reservoirs that has almost dried out. Indian’s Chembarambakkam reservoir has been sun-baked for quite some time.
Chennai can be found about 25 kilmoeters away, where millions of residents are almost out of water.
Chembarambakkam reservoir and three other supplies have functioned to deliver water to the Indian City. The reservoirs are almost dry causing water shortage in the region.
This was revealed by Jayaram Venkatesan a local activist.
Also because of the lack of ability to fetch water from the rain to back critically low groundwater levels, The state’s government – Tamil Nadu – has also been struggling to look for alternatives to provide adequate water supply yo residents.
Truckloads of water are being delivered to Chennai because of the deficit.
It was also reported that thousands of Indian residents are left with no choice but to queue up and wait for hours despite the scorching temperature to fill their plastic containers.
India suffers with drought annually, but this year is much worse as the water supply deficit simultaneously occurred with a fatal heat wave.
This is according to an article from CNN.
Founder and president of FORCE, an Indian NGO working on water conservation also expressed his/her concern and shared information about the decrease in her statement:
“Governments are now scrambling to make sure people have water. Groundwater wells are drying faster and faster every year.”
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.