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Low water pressure a problem, say Gurgaon residents

Gurgaon residents claim low pressure of water supply compounds the problem of shortage

gurgaon Updated: Jun 23, 2017 22:45 IST
Leena Dhankhar
A resident of Block E of Sector 21 points out his empty water tanker.
A resident of Block E of Sector 21 points out his empty water tanker.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

Residents of many areas of the city complained that water shortage is not their only problem as they are also faced with low pressure supply.

Residents of sectors 56 and 57 and Sushant Lok areas said they have been getting low water pressure for the last five days. They claimed that they have been getting water supply for hardly 15 minutes, making it almost impossible to fill their water tanks.

To add to that, according to the residents, frequent power cuts ensure that they cannot turn on motors to pump enough water to their tanks to meet their daily needs.

“There is no fixed time for the water supply, as a result of which we often fail to store water. We are dependent on water tankers,” said Sanjay Bakshi of Sushant Lok 1.

Former RWA president of Sector 57, Joginder Singh, said residents staying on the first floor and above are the worst affected due to low water pressure as they are unable to pump adequate amount of water to their tanks.

Read more: Water shortage haunts sectors across Gurgaon

Left with no option, they have been paying exorbitant amounts to private tankers every week to meet their demand.

Frustrated, Sector 56 residents went to officials of the Haryana urban development authority (Huda) on Thursday and were given an assurance that the issue would be resolved at the earliest, a senior Huda official said.

However, Sudhir Bhardwaj, RWA president of the sector, said if the water woes persist and authorities fail to resolve the problem by Saturday, they will stage a demonstration outside the Gurgaon deputy commissioner’s office on Monday.

Similarly, Sector 21 residents too claimed that they have been asking the authorities over the past few weeks to restore regular flow of water, but have only got assurances in return. The sector has been facing water shortage since January when work on master pipelines began.

Nirmal Mann, of Block E in Sector 21, said, “The last three months have been terrible for us as we are barely getting any water. The supply has reduced to just one hour and, even then, the water pressure is woefully low.”

He added that apart from quantity and duration of supply, the quality of water too is poor.