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They have to boil purified water

Mayur Vihar too has been added to the list of areas afflicted with contaminated water supply. In Mayur Vihar Phase II, DJB's water regulator pit, which distributes water to the area, has turned into a dump yard and people are being forced to consume poisonous water.

delhi Updated: Aug 02, 2011 23:52 IST
Rajat Arora

Mayur Vihar too has been added to the list of areas afflicted with contaminated water supply. In Mayur Vihar Phase II, DJB's water regulator pit, which distributes water to the area, has turned into a dump yard and people are being forced to consume poisonous water.

"This regulator, installed in two pits, has been left uncovered for the past six months. It has now become a dump yard for waste," said KV Murleedharan, a resident of pocket B, Mayur Vihar Phase II.

Residents claim that the wastage in the water regulator pit is contaminating the water supply in the area. "After rain, the pit gets filled with water, and now it serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. The rain water mixed with the waste is seeping into the valves which regulate water supply," added Murleedharan.

Sehgals from Pocket B, Mayur Vihar phase II, too have no other option. "The tap water is so bad that it gives a foul smell even after purifying. We have to boil the purified water to make it drinkable," said Reeta Sehgal.

Despite several complaints, no one from the DJB has bothered to address their complaints. "DJB sends us exorbitant bills every month. Our water meters are not working and they haven't replaced them despite several complaints," said Rajesh Sehgal, president, of Mayur Vihar's Pocket-B RWA.