Water usage has increased following the outbreak of COVID-19, as citizens are washing their homes and surroundings, and even their hands more often than usual, as advised. But residents in Chennai suburbs, who are fighting water scarcity everyday, can hardly afford to do the same.
A collective comprised of domain experts and designers have come together under the banner ‘City of 1000 Tanks’ to work towards water security in the city. Citizen Matters spoke to Sudheendra NK of Madras Terrace, a member organisation, on the plans in place.
Water crisis is not in the news now. But in two months, fifty thousand houses surrounding Korattur lake are likely to be struggling for water because the lake is polluted yet again, and the concerned authorities do not seem to be looking at long term solutions seriously.