In India's sixth largest city, lines for water snake around city blocks, restaurants are turning away customers and a man was killed in a brawl over water. Chennai, population almost 10 million, is nearly out of water.
In much of India, municipal water, drawn from reservoirs or ground water, typically runs only for a couple of hours each day. That's the norm year-round. The affluent fill tanks on their roofs; the poor fill jerrycans and buckets.