Water scarcity

Water scaricity - wells are dried up in our place
India
June 1, 2011 7:17am CST
For last one week, the weather is getting hotter every day, water in the river, ponds, wells have almost dried out. Tap water supply to our homes by the Public Health Department is also affected. People have taken thousand of illegal connections from the water mains. Most of the ponds in the city were filled by earth and converted to Super Markets by the government. Today none in my family could bath in the morning, as water could not be pumped to the overhead tank; there was power failure during the hours of water supply by the Public Health Department. We pay for this water. What is the situation at your place? Please respond and share your views. Kalyani ‘Namastey’. . God bless you to enjoy a lucky day ahead.
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@scribe08 (33)
• India
2 Jun 11
India, for a developing country is certainly lagging behind in providing safe drinking water to its citizens. Mostly this is because of the malfunctioning of the government machinery.
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@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
2 Jun 11
The state departments must cut T & D - transmission and distribution losses.
• India
4 Jun 11
ya,madam this is the biggest problem in our country,also weather going hotter every day but also there is no relief from monsoon,we know our government but god is also testing..,.hoping 4 some relief frm monsoon.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 11
Hi! We are luckier than you at least we still having a big reservoir that have plenty of water for the people to use, unless there are drought for a long time or else we do not have problem on water supplier. There was once that we had drought for few months, at that time, we have to depend on water send by the truck with water to our place, and we have to carry pail or container and queue up for water, and the water are mostly muddy and hardly use for drinking. But ever since that incident, our government have deepens the reservoir and after that, so far we do not have any water deficiency problem.
@stanley777 (7178)
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
No we don't have that problem in our country at this time.I guess we have sufficient supply and since it's wet season now were anticipating more rain.I hope your government do something about it because water is very important in our life.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
2 Jun 11
While the situation at my place is not so bad, we do depend a lot on underground water. We rely on our water pumps. We cannot rely on state water supply everytime. It could be very erratic at times. The quality of water is also not good- sometimes it is muddy after rains. The situation is alarming all over India. It is time that we adopted Rain-water harvesting on a war footing.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
2 Jun 11
We have plenty of water where I live at the moment. Still it is very expensive. The other day my neighbors kids were outside playing with the hose for hours and it just was so very wasteful. they were not just squirting each other, but they were flooding the walkway and just letting it run everywhere.
1 Jun 11
I've lived in India for the first 15 years of my life and the last four years moved to England. The water problem wasnt as your term 'a problem' back then. Although I do go down for holidays now and againa and have to admit it is a nightmare. To wake up at 4am to pump water and then not enough water or lack of water pressure. Horrible issues. In the UK, I have to admite very well structured water throughout the day and the luxury of showering and bathing atleast twice a day. I do hope the Indian government sort out the water issues and rising electric charges. Water is a basic and should not be denied to anyone.
@umabharti (3976)
• India
1 Jun 11
Here we dont get municiple water or not every home has a tap , some homes have not every home.Many at this place have borewells, or wells.Electricity problem is not that much however sometimes .So in summer its better fillup everything twice a day.whenever the power is there fill up and do all the works.This can do a little help.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
dear maa, I am thankful thu the summer is too hot and also too long since last year but we never experienced water shortage here in our area. There are some power cut-off and i am fine with it as long as there is water. I can feel how hard it is when there is water shortage. Take care of your health always maa so with dada and shubee
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
1 Jun 11
Hi kalyani,I can understand how tough it must be for you all, because everything becomes a problem without enough water. In Bangalore where I have now come to visit my sisters family and daughter, there is some scarcity.This year we have had rains all through the year so there is no scarcity and in Mangalore we never have any problem since we have a well at home with sufficient water supply to take care of the garden and other requirements...
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
hi kal, water here is very sufficient. i can take a bath anytime. i sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with the weather so hot and that an electric fan would not suffice to make me comfortable. then i go and take a shower. in the morning too before i go to the office i take a shower. if at home, i would take a bath three to four times depending on the weather. hope your government do extra things for the distribution of tap water. maybe enhance the pipes and make it bigger so that everyone can be accommodated. it is just some political will. ann