People fill water from the lorries with smaller tanks that go around the city distributing water. Photo by Steevez Rodriguez/PEP Collective.

People wait for their turn to fill water. Photo by Steevez Rodriguez/PEP Collective.
People wait for their turn to fill water. Photo by Steevez Rodriguez/PEP Collective.
Drilling a borewell. With increasing population density and rise in residential buildings, the need for groundwater has multiplied. The lack of proper water storage systems citizens has caused increased dependency on groundwater. Photo by Steevez Rodriguez/PEP Collective.
The tower in Puzhal lake to measure height is left with no water around. Photo by Palani Kumar/PEP Collective.

An almost dry Puzhal lake that is one of the reservoirs providing water to people of Chennai. Photo by Palani Kumar/PEP Collective.

 

Banner image: Public hand-pumps across the city have been dysfunctional due to the acute crisis across Chennai leading to people stocking water in all ways possible. Photo by Steevez Rodriguez/PEP Collective.

Article published by Kartik Chandramouli