Water is an indispensable natural capital to enjoy better health. No other natural resource other than water has had such an influence on humans. When the supply of water falls short, water crisis begins. Recognizing the importance of drinking water and non-availability of substitutes at the global level, access to water has become a fundamental right of people. Water scarcity has the potential to stifle developmental efforts and water has always been a scarce commodity in Chennai City owing to its rapid growth of population, consecutive droughts, lack of efficient water conservation measures and poor water management. The water crisis in Chennai City is due to the non-availability of adequate quality and quantity of water at the right places at the right time to meet the basic needs of the people.
The objective of this book will provide sufficient information for policy makers in their attempt to improve water supply performance and reliability in the absence of sufficient literature about urban water supply crisis and unreliability in Chennai City. This book made an attempt to give an overall clear picture about the drinking water problems of household in Chennai City.