Madhumitha Viswanath

Section of Chennai residents get steady water supply at doorstep, thanks to community efforts

For the past two months, the North Thirumullavoyal Village Association has been supplying water from a 100-ft borewell to 800 families.

16 hours ago

Parched Chennai to get water from 11 more Kancheepuram quarries 

New sources can provide 50 million litres per day for 120 days and are likely to be tapped once pumping stops at Sikkarayapuram

25 Jun 2019

Mosques dig deep to find donations to buy water in Chennai

Fayaz Ali, a committee member of a mosque in Choolaimedu, had never thought he would ask people to wash their hands and legs at home before coming to the mosque to offer their prayers.

21 Jun 2019

Lack of water, Muslims conduct wudu with sand

During Ramzan, some mosques put up boards asking devotees to cleanse at home

20 Jun 2019

Deeper borewells being dug as water crisis in Chennai hits new depths

Rain Centre said 52 out of their 88 observation wells had no water even at 30 feet, with Chetpet, Koyambedu, Vadapalani and Mylapore among the most parched.

19 Jun 2019

No water to cook and clean, many eateries in Chennai to shut shop

Associations of restaurants and water suppliers to meet minister SP Velumani today, seek permission to draw water from agri wells

17 Jun 2019

22 districts in Tamil Nadu now in red category as groundwater levels continue to plummet

With heat waves prevalent across the state and South West monsoon yet to bring any relief, the declining trend of groundwater levels continues steadily.

16 Jun 2019

Water becomes a 'priced' possession in North Chennai

North Chennai has the luxury of receiving Metro Water regularly, but it comes with a price. A price that burdens the fishermen in the area, already reeling from the two-month fishing ban

15 Jun 2019

40 per cent of water distributed by Chennai Metro Water lost in transit

Metro Water loses 40 per cent of its total supply during transportation. The department plans to decentralise the system and introduce mini treatment plants to ensure all core areas receive water

15 Jun 2019

Private water tankers suck Kancheepuram dry

Between April and May, groundwater level in dist went down by 0.05 metres

12 Jun 2019

Metro Rail dumping debris in Thiruneermalai quarry?

Construction waste deposited illegally eroding quarry’s waterbed

11 Jun 2019

3 of 13 lakes identified to fetch drinking water too polluted in Chennai

Three of the 13 lakes identified by Metro Water as additional drinking water sources for the city have been set aside for bio-remediation as they are highly polluted.

10 Jun 2019

Water in Chennai tanks down to one per cent of capacity

At Red Hills, officials on Sunday said there was only 3 mcft of water left and that would only last four more days.

03 Jun 2019

Chennai hostels in deep water as crisis looms

Empty tanks and dry taps push hostel owners out of business. Unhygienic conditions force female
hostellers to shift to PG accommodation; operators float drastic plans as crisis compounds

01 Jun 2019

Chennai: Work on desalination plant set to begin in June

Construction to start in Nemmeli; for plant in Perur, consultant to be hired by July 

31 May 2019