Delivery of packaged water to homes in various pockets of Mayur Vihar Phase II is a common sight. But the area does not suffer from shortage of water. It is the quality of water that the residents can't trust.
"Two to three days every week we get dirty water. This problem has been there since April this year. Most residents have switched to packaged water as supply water is not fit to drink even after it is filtered," said Rajesh Sehgal, general secretary, Residents' Welfare Association (RWA), Pocket B.
Dr Vipin Rai Sood, Medical Superintendent, Vimla Devi Hospital, has seen a rise in the number of gastroenteritis cases this year. "Though these cases are usually high during the monsoon, we have seen more cases this year around," he said.
Residents of the area attribute the problem to the addition of borewell water to their supply. "The Delhi Jal Board has started adding water from borewells to augment supply. Since then the quality of water has gone down," Sehgal said.
Local MLA, Anil Chaudhary had also raised the issue in the Assembly on Tuesday.