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Noida sectors 27, 37 residents complain of getting muddy water supply

Residents said the water pipelines are old and need to be replaced

noida Updated: May 08, 2017 11:12 IST
Vinod Rajput
The water supplied in many households in the two colonies is muddy and stinking.
The water supplied in many households in the two colonies is muddy and stinking.(Representative Photo)

Following complaints by residents of dirty water being supplied to sectors 27 and 37, the Noida authority deputy chief executive officer (DCEO) Saumya Srivastava on Sunday sent a team to probe the complaints and take steps to improve the quality of water supply.

Residents in many areas had been complaining of dirty water supply since morning. However, the Noida authority’s water department said they have addressed the issues and clean drinking water supply was being supplied.

“After receiving complaints from residents, I sent engineers from the water department. They took action and also took feedback from residents. Now, the authority is supplying clean water and the issue has been resolved in Sector 37,” said Srivastava.

“Our team also went to Sector 27 for inspection. They are yet to address the issues in that area. I have instructed the water department staff to take feedback from the residents. Once residents say that clean water is being supplied, we will consider the complaint resolved,” he added.

However, residents in sectors 27 and 37 are not happy with the quality of water.

“We have been receiving muddy water. Sometimes, it is yellowish too. We lodged several complaints with the Noida authority, but nothing happened. The water department teams come and go, but things remain the same,” said Moolchand Awana, president, Sector 27 residents’ welfare association (RWA).

The water supplied in many households in the two colonies is muddy and stinking as the two sectors were developed a long time ago and the water pipelines have rusted.

“The Noida authority should replace old water pipelines with new ones to address the dirty water issues. Without replacing the old pipelines, water issues will not be resolved,” said VN Narang, a resident of Sector 37.