Citizen Journalist report by Akshay Chopra
While monsoons have heightened water logging problems in the city, the water woes for the citizens of old city is worsening day by day. The number of residents from Panjtirthi, Ustaad Mohalla and Kachi Chawni areas have complained that they are being supplied with unfiltered water by Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department which is a huge threat to the Public health.
Despite these three areas, he problem of dirty water supply is very common in the old city.
The residents said that they have complained the PHE officials for a number of times but that they are forced to drink water is dirty and having pale colour in absence of any authority giving attention to their complain.
“The drinking water which is supplied to us has abandoned all properties of potable drinking water. The water emits foul smell and is pale in color which we are forced to drink,” said Ravi Sharma showing bottle full of dirty water.
It’s been more than weeks now since this murky water is being supplied to the household of old city . The residents are afraid of an outbreak of water-borne diseases if they keep on consuming this dirty piped water.
The residents also emphasised that the water contamination is caused by regular leakage in pipelines through which drainage and sewage water flow into the government supply. The same water being used by road side vendors and shopkeeper for making different food items. Consuming such stuff can also led to various food borne diseases.
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