Water woes continue in many sectors in Gurgaon

  • Leena Dhankhar, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2016 12:33 IST
Residents of areas that have a water scarcity are depending on private water tankers to tide over the crisis. (PARVEEN KUMAR/HT FILE PHOTO)

Taps ran dry for the third consecutive day in several localities though the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) had promised that normal supply will resume in most areas on Tuesday.

The water supply situation deteriorated in several parts of the city, including DLF City phase 1 and Sector 27 near DLF City 4.

Residents of areas that have a water scarcity are depending on private water tankers to tide over the crisis. “We are left with no option but to call tankers. We generally pay around `1,000 for one tanker,” Harish Ahuja, general secretary of Sector 27 RWA, said.

RWA members of several sectors even travelled to Basai water treatment plant on Tuesday to check what has gone wrong.

Vice-president of Sector 27 RWA BR Handa said they are getting water only once in four or five days in the last month. “For the last two days, there is no water supply all together. It is difficult for us to cater to our daily needs.”

Certain areas in Old Gurgaon also have not been receiving normal supply for almost a month now.

A resident of Sector 42 said the authorities have turned a blind eye towards the situation.

MCG councillor Rama Rani Rathee said, “The water scarcity has worsened and continuous power failures are adding to the problems of residents. We are sending water tankers wherever we are receiving a complaint.”

Though the Basai water treatment plant started operation on Monday, the overall supply will normalise only by Wednesday morning, as the plants needs at least 12 hours to ensure that water reaches the tail end. The Basai plant could not operate on Sunday because of a leakage in the master pipeline near Basai on Saturday.

Since Saturday, there has been water shortage in the DLF phases, Golf Course Road, Sohna Road, South City, sectors 21, 22, 23, 4,5,7, 9,9A , 10, 12, 14, and 15 and Palam Vihar.

On Sunday, the Huda had said that the Basai plant will function normally from Tuesday morning but the shortage may persist in areas that get supply from Chandu Budhera water treatment plant.

Huda executive engineer Bhoop Singh said that they have made the treatment plants operational and ensured that water will reach majority of the sectors on Wednesday. “We only need regular power supply and the water supply will not be a problem,” Singh said.

The Chandu Budhera plant did not function at optimal capacity for the last few days because of erratic power supply.

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