Throwing cold water

RAINWATER STAGNATING is not new to the city. If it continues to happen even after the installation of rain water harvesting structures in the houses, then it needs to be addressed.

The children's park at Anna Nagar in front of the Annai Vailankanni Church looks like a percolation tank and it can no more be a playing area for children, at least for sometime.

Many feel that encroachments and silting of drainage channels have led to the stagnation of rainwater.

The residents fear that it will turn out to be a health hazard, as the place will become a good breeding ground for mosquitoes and other flies if the water is not cleared.