Gurgaon: Muddy water flows from Sector 56 taps, residents raise health concern
Residents said they are buying mineral water as they are concerned about their health.gurgaon Updated: Aug 12, 2017 22:38 IST
Gurgaon: Residents of Sector 56 alleged they have been receiving muddy water supply through taps for the last 10 days and are awaiting relief measures despite complaining to the relevant authorities.
Residents said they are receiving turbid water and despite boiling it, dust particles are not settling. They have also tried to strain the water with a cotton cloth.
Residents said they are buying mineral water as they are concerned about their health.
“It’s been more than 10 days since we have been facing this problem and buying water not only for drinking but also for washing utensils. Each house is spending more than Rs200 per day which is not fair,” said Gurdeep Singh Chadha, a resident.
Residents alleged that the issue has compounded their problems as, even before the problem arose, the supply was inadequate and they had to store it for later use.
“I was shocked to see that the underground water tanks are full of mud. We have complained to the executive engineer of Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG),” said Sudhir Bhardwaj, RWA president.
“There is a light brown tinge to the water and we generally avoid using the tap water supply during the monsoons as last year, the filters of water purifiers had to be changed due to the poor water quality. I do not want to the take a chance and so, I am buying drinking water,” said Subhash Sikka, a resident.
Residents also alleged that stomach ailments are becoming common due to the impurities.
“When I saw the muddy water, I thought there is some issue with my pipeline but then I cross-checked with my neighbours and was shocked the entire area has been affected,” said Devender Singh, a resident.
However, officials of the MCG said the muddy water is due to a leakage in the pipeline and they are working on it. They assured residents that the problem would be resolved at the earliest.
“The executive engineer visited the area and found the root cause of the problem. The issue will be resolved within two days,” SS Rohilla, MCG spokesperson, said.