Trilokpuri in East Delhi refutes all tall claims made by the DJB. Residents here feel that the board has been supplying industrial waste to their houses. The greasy tap water smells like rotten eggs.
“The tap water we get is no better than sewage. The black-coloured liquid, which is clean water according to the DJB, looks more like industrial waste,” said Prem Prakash, a resident.
“The water pipelines are crossing sewage lines. The pipes have become old and are leaking,” Prakash added.
People here have been complaining to DJB officials on the issue, but so far no action has been taken “Let aside drinking it, even the idea of using it for washing clothes can make anyone throw up. Our children have taken seriously ill. We live in the danger of life-threatening diseases,” said Maya Devi, another resident.
While they have stopped drinking the water, taking shower is another issue. “I can’t even wash my face with this water. I am so scared. Every month we pay Rs 1100 to DJB for this sewage,” she added.