Archive for the Monsoon 2019 Category

September 10, 2019

Untapped rainwater gets wasted at North Mada Street

Untapped rainwater gets wasted at North Mada Street

Every time when it rains, huge volumes of water from the rooftops of several shops surrounding Sri Kapali Temple gets wasted and floods the mada streets. This was the scene at North Mada Street a few days ago. “Don’t these […]

September 6, 2019

RWH: Residents of Ranga Road construct recharge wells at their apartment complex

RWH: Residents of Ranga Road construct recharge wells at their apartment complex

After realizing the importance of rainwater harvesting (RWH), now the residents of Aditya Ashwin Apartments in Ranga Road, Abiramapuram are constructing recharge wells at their complex. Says V.Venugopalan, a resident, “We underwent an acute water shortage this year. During that […]

August 30, 2019

Heavy rains in Mylapore on Friday evening: untapped rainwater seen in many places

Heavy rains in Mylapore on Friday evening: untapped rainwater seen in many places

On August 30, Mylapore received heavy rain accompanied by strong winds and rolls of thunder. As the rain steadily increased after 5 p.m. office-goers who were returning home got affected. At North Mada Street, Mylapore people took shelter at the […]

July 23, 2019

Residents of R. K. Nagar reap benefits of recent rains through their RWH structures

Residents of R. K. Nagar reap benefits of recent rains through their RWH structures

A strong spell of rain this past week and a few residents of R.K.Nagar who were have sunk rainwater harvesting structures at their houses have started reaping the benefits of it. A few weeks ago, when Chennai Corporation officials visited […]

July 23, 2019

Mylapore receives heavy rain but water stagnates in some areas

Mylapore receives heavy rain but water stagnates in some areas

On July 23, Tuesday Mylapore received heavy rainfall in the evening from around 5 p.m. Residents of R.A. Puram who were indoors seemed very happy and enjoyed watching the rain from their balcony. But people who were returning from work […]

June 30, 2019

Water crisis: a resident constructs temporary RWH structure

Water crisis: a resident constructs temporary RWH structure

After realizing the benefits of borewell recharging through rainwater harvesting (RWH), M.Sasikumar, a resident of Bazaar Road, Mylapore, has constructed a temporary rainwater harvesting (RWH) structure for recharging his borewell. At the time of acute water crisis, Sasikumar, the owner […]

June 27, 2019

Food stalls at Marina remain closed till late evening as vendors anticipate rain

Food stalls at Marina remain closed till late evening as vendors anticipate rain

On June 27, food stalls at Marina, opposite to Gandhi Statue remained closed till about 5.45 p.m. Since the sky was dark and cloudy vendors said they anticipated rain and hence did not open the stalls. “Yesterday the sudden rain […]

June 26, 2019

Mylapore witnesses heavy rains after months of scorching heat

Mylapore witnesses heavy rains after months of scorching heat

On June 26 evening, Mylapore witnessed a heavy downpour with thunderstorms after months of scorching heat. The sudden rain came as a relief to many Mylaporeans who were suffering from water scarcity and severe heat. Youngsters, who were taking shelter […]