Hyderabad: The severity of the water shortage has increased this year. The Water Board, which supplied 2,000 tankers during April, has been running about 4,000 tankers since the past five days.
Board officials claim that the water supply to several residential areas has been hit by unseasonal rainfall,
The Water Board, which has been supplying water through 962 tankers from 69 filling stations, has increased the number of trips from two to four since a week. About 1,200 bookings were made in March and the number has crossed the 6,000-mark now.
Besides, the number of water connections has increased by 50,000 compared to last year. Even though the water supply has been increased from 400 million gallons a day to 448 MGD, the HMWS&SB has not been able meet the water requirement of the city.
"If temperatures continue to rise, the Board will not be able to quench the thirst of residents from mid May since the groundwater levels have been depleted from 2.30 metres below ground level (MBGL) to 0.7 from last year," a Board official warned.
The Board ran 3,537 tankers on May 1, 4,644 on May 2, 3,580 on May 3, 4,085 on May 4, 4,098 on May 5, 3,995 on May 6, 4,286 on May 6 and 3,432 on May 8....