It is raining continuously in India as Monsoon is here but even then India is fighting with the problem of water scarcity. Apart from Chennai, there is another big Indian city which is now running out of drinking water. At the end of the August month, reports are suggesting that Hyderabad could lose all its drinking water. According to a report in the Times of India, reservoirs are not receiving fresh inflows from the scanty rains in the catchment areas because of which Hyderabad is staring at a severe and extreme water crisis.
Along with Hyderabad, Secunderabad and adjacent areas of Greater Hyderabad could maximum last till August-end. There will be a major water crisis to face by the people of Hyderabad from the second week of September if monsoon plays truant.
The water levels this year are down by 12 feet as compared to last year in July. The HMWSSB (Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board) reported that by this time of the year in the monsoon the water levels go up by 5-10 feet but that hasn’t happened this year.
The reports further say, there is hardly any fresh inflows in the drinking water sources namely Nagarjunasagar (Krishna), Sripada Yellampally (Godavari) and twin reservoirs of Osmansagar and Himayatsagar, shows the big problem is coming on its way. Only a good rain in the state can save the city from the water scarcity.