With only one feet of water in the Rakaskop reservoir it is June 13 and we have had NO RAINS due to which the city is facing an acute shortage of drinking water. The city needs about 107 cusec of water.
Belgaum is supplied water from two sources Rakaskop reservoir and Hidkal dam, the water from Hidkal is mainly supplied to the 10 wards where 24 hours water is supplied but the rest of the city is now getting water once in 6 days.
The receding water level at Rakaskop would suffice for only three days and that in Hidkal for another 12 days.
This is one of the worst water shortages in the city and now people are dependent on local wells and tankers. Sighting good business the water tankers rates have also doubled.
On Monday operations at the Dr.Prabhakar Kore Hospital were also postponed due to lack of water. Even the canteen was shut for day sighting water woes.
People are advised to use water in a manner where there would be less of wastage.
The weather in the city is cool, but no rains and the reservoirs getting dry may be it is time to pray to the Gods to send the Rain soon.