In these 10 days of July the district has not received less 10% of its normal rainfall. Until June end the rainfall deficiency was 61%.
Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board which supplies water to the city, now supplies water once in 6 days.
But there has been some good rainfall in the catchment areas of Rakaskop reservoir which is a good sign. On Tuesday the water level of Rakaskop was as low as 48.85 ft, against the Full Reservoir Level of 2,476 ft. Water-levels at Hidkal dam across the Ghataprabha and Navilteerth dam across the Malaprabha were also low than the previous year.
The prices of water tankers has risen and now they charge anywhere between Rs.300 to 900.
The board has floated tenders to reopen the old wells in the city which were closed like the 12 pulley well at Hutatma chowk.