Residents of Laxman Vihar, Patel Nagar, Sarai Alavardi, Shivaji Park, Gopalpur, Bhimgarh Kheri and several other localities are forced to depend on private water tankers for the past few months owing to supply of dirty water.
The public health department is responsible for supplying water to every domestic household in municipal limit areas. “I store the water we get which is mixed with sewage everyday in a bottle and call officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) but no one has responded,” said Ram Kumar, a Patel Nagar resident.
A senior official of the public health department said contamination may have occurred due to ongoing civil works like road and sewer construction and repair. “The MCG has done several civil works and damaged water pipelines at several places. If the water pipeline gets damaged, there is possibility of water contamination,” said Pradeep Kumar, executive engineer, public health department.
“For the past two weeks, we have been hiring private tankers,” said DC Yadav, a resident of Laxman Vihar. The R107-crore plan to replace water pipelines in all municipal areas is yet to see the light of day.