Private water tankers suck Kancheepuram dry

  • | Wednesday | 12th June, 2019

Madhumitha Viswanath ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: Ever since the water crisis started to grip the city, the suburbs and peripheral areas have been targeted by private water tankers to tap groundwater. On the other hand, private water tanker association members denied about steeply declining water levels in these areas and said that water is available less than 100 ft here. “In and around Manimangalam and Somangalam, only 60-70 tankers draw water to cater to OMR. As a principle, we avoid tapping water from areas which have very less groundwater,” said S Murugan, secretary of Tamil Nadu Private Water Tanker Owners’ Association. Private tankers need to renew their permit from PWD every year which most don’t do.

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