At a time when most parts of the city are under severe water crisis, the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) has appointed special officers to receive water-related complaints.
“Presently, the Metrowater is supplying 525 million litres per day with water drawn from desalination plants, Veeranam Lake, abandoned quarries and borewells. We are conducting weekly meetings to review the water situation,” the statement added.
Phone numbers to contact the special officials are 8144931000 (Tiruvottiyur and Madhavaram zones), 8144905905 (Manali), 8144945000 (Tondiarpet), 8144931010 (Royapuram), 8144902902 (Thiru Vi Ka Nagar), 8144906906 (Ambattur), 8144901901 (Anna Nagar), 8144934000 (Teynampet), 8144904904 (Kodambakkam), 8144989000 (Valasaravakkam), 8144907907 (Alandur), 8144930999 (Adyar), 8144923000 (Perungudi) and 8144930989 (Sholinganallur).
In a state of dismay, the four major lakes – Cholavaram, Poondi, Chembarambakkam and Redhills have only 0.25 per cent water of their total storage of 11,257 mcft. Of the four lakes, Cholavaram, Chembarambakkam and Redhills lakes had gone completely dry.