Currently, the city has around 4 thousand million cubic feet (TMC) of water as against the capacity of 11.257 TMC which officials hope may help the city survive the summer.
The safety meters in food, milk and water are dangerously dipping into a trough way beyond the hazardous mark.
Though drought like situation has abated in the city, water supply to added areas remain sluggish.
A senior corporation official said 72 water bodies have been fully restored and the remaining will be completed by the end of this month.
Vannar Kulam (Dhobi's Pond) in Ennore has now deteriorated due to the growth of weed, encroachments and heavy silt formation.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had ordered the supply of Cauvery water from Jolarpet in June and sanctioned Rs. 65 crore.
Water crisis for over 200 families who live in the tail end blocks of Perumbakkam resettlement colony is far from over as each get an average of only four pots of water once in two days.
With only two months left for the North East monsoon to set in, the Tamil Nadu government has sanctioned Rs 7.5 crore to clear major canals and waterways in Chennai to avert floods.
Residents call for more volunteers as more hands are needed to successfully finish the task of cleaning 10-12 ponds in the locality.
Vairavan pond, one among the nine water bodies to be restored, was once the primary source of drinking water for locals
Three months ago, the daily supply of water from Veeranam was cut from 180 million litres to 70 million litres due to shortage of water.
Thanks to the newly installed recharge wells in all streets of their locality, they were able to save almost every drop of rainwater.
Municipal Administration and Rural Development Minister SP Velumani, on Monday, sought the support of the Jal Shakti Ministry, to provide 96 lakh tap connections to rural households, by 2024.
Pughalvendhan V, a local activist and resident of Kundrathur who spearheaded this initiative, said that funds are needed to buy items like tools, gloves and garbage bags to collect and dispose waste.
The petitions alleged that Madambakkam lake is dry, damaged and in a dilapidated condition and the lake has shrunk.