Water in the 9-million South Indian city of Chennai is running out, with large areas having sparse access to running water for more than a month.
The city’s reservoirs and lakes have run dry after two years of scanty rains, while authorities are resorting to trucking in water and desalinating seawater. The city plans to open two new desalination plants over the next five years, according to the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board.
The current supply is estimated at half the ci...

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