|Water crisis in Sivakasi Town|
3rd July 2013
Water crisis in Sivakasi Town
Due to shortage of water in Sivakasi, water supply through pipeline by Sivakasi Municipality has been supplied once in eight to ten days. Usually it was supplied once in four days. Recent summer and lack of rain in the town resulted in decreasing ground level water. The town might face even more water shortage, if monsoon rain fail. Sivakasians for several years are heavily dependant on private tanker lorry supply as the water level in their borewell has dipped.
Sivakasi residents said sivakasiweekly.com that, Sivakasi Municipality has also reduced water supply by decreasing the duration of water supply and supplying water once in 10 days. One kudam of hard water supplied for Rs.3/-, soft water for Rs.5/- and mineral water for Rs.12/-, by Private water suppliers. Sivakasians everywhere noted that the cost of hard and soft water had drastically increased over the past few months as the water crisis worsened. As the town facing water shortage problem, Sivakasians were seen carrying water pot on their head and in cycles. Sivakasians expecting a super rain in monsoon season to tackle severe water crisis.