Muddy tap water may cause health hazard: Residents

  • Dhananjay Jha, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jul 17, 2016 00:15 IST
For the past several months, residents are getting a supply of muddy water from the taps. (HT Photo)

NOIDA: Residents of Sector 28 have appealed to the water supply department of the Noida authority to inspect the area and repair faults in the pipelines. For the past several months, residents are getting a supply of muddy water.

Residents have said that old rusty water pipelines are the cause of muddy water supply. They have demanded replacement of pipelines across the sector for a permanent solution.

Residents said that the proposal for replacement of all water pipelines in the sector was sanctioned last year by the Noida authority but it has not been implemented.

“Pipelines often get damaged. So whenever it rains, we get muddy and contaminated water supply. Pipelines near my house have broken down twice in the past 15 days. We have appealed to the Noida authority to replace the pipes immediately,” said Brigadier (retired) Ashok Hak, a resident of Sector 28.

“On Saturday, we collected muddy water in bottles and sent samples to Hom Singh Yadav and other officials,” said Hak, adding that the problem is perennial and is required to be resolved urgently.

Earlier, residents of Sector 20 and 15 had also appealed to the Noida authority to find the cause of muddy water supply to their households.

“For the past three years, we have been getting muddy water every time it rains in the city. The authority knows about the problem. We are not bothered with the reason, we only want a solution. Water is so dirty sometimes that we cannot use it even for washing clothes,” said BL Sharma of Sector 20.

A senior official of the authority has said that pipelines are being replaced in several sectors.

“Digging of roads by private agencies for laying utilities often damage pipelines leading to water contamination. We have appealed to residents to change their internal pipelines laid by the builder or contractor. This may resolve the issue,” said Hom Singh Yadav, chief maintenance engineer, Noida authority.

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