‘500 litres is less’
Septuagenarian and former senior executive with State Trading Corporation, Puri has been living here for a decade with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.
They live on the ground floor and have tenants on the first and second floors.
They had never faced such an acute water shortage and had never spent money on buying water until the borewell in their locality dried up. The developer had installed a borewell in the park opposite his house.
For the past few days, the locality’s maintenance agency has been sending water tankers to deliver 250-500 litres of water free of cost to each house.
The occupants of all three floors of the house have to meet their non-drinking water demands with this limited supply.
As it is very difficult for three families to survive on 500 litres of water per day, they are forced to buy extra water from private sources.