With pipelines remaining ripped apart and JICA lines yet to be charged, people in city’s coastal wards have to walk long distances to collect water. Pots lined up near a water tap in a coastal ward in the city.

Pipes in coastal areas run dry

S. R. Praveen
As water supply to various parts of the capital city remains erratic, private water tankers do brisk business. More than 300 tankers collect water from the Kerala Water Authority’s filling station, near the Aruvikkara dam, daily. Photo: S. Mahinsha

When water remains a pipe dream

Kaavya Pradeep Kumar Rajesh B. Nair