The online protest started by @coal_City on Wednesday with #NoWaterInEnugu had over 14,000 tweets Thursday afternoon.
Residents shared photos of people in long queues and snaky lines to get water.
One of the residents @king eze lamented, “I had to use pure water to do virtually everything in my house for five days. I’m in tears and it’s not funny at all.”
Another resident, @bomaye2, noted that “750 gallon of GP Tank is N5,000 and it doesn’t last up to 14 days.”
The coal city has been known for its water scarcity problems for years.
Last year, the state government declared a state-of-emergency in its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector.
Some residents also said the effect of the scarcity is mostly felt by pupils and university students.
The state government has not made any statement as regards the situation.