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Leaking pipelines further hit water supply in Kitchlu Nagar

Despite the scarcity of water in the city, a major leakage from a water pump situated at a park in Kitchlu Nagar has severely affected supply to the area. Moreover, stagnant water due to this leakage has led to fears of an outbreak of mosquito borne diseases among residents.

punjab Updated: May 13, 2014 22:34 IST
Mehak Jain

Despite the scarcity of water in the city, a major leakage from a water pump situated at a park in Kitchlu Nagar has severely affected supply to the area. Moreover, stagnant water due to this leakage has led to fears of an outbreak of mosquito borne diseases among residents.

Seema Manrow, who lives in Kitchlu Nagar, accused civic officials of turning a blind eye to the problem. "It’s the municipal corporation’s job to reduce water wastage by maintaining periodic checks on leaking water pipelines.

Sugam Bajaj, who regularly visits the park for his morning walk, said every day he noticed several old and rusty water pipelines that werealmost constantly leaking. "Loose valves in the pipelines also result in low pressure of water supply at homes, adding to residents’ woes," he added.

Ritu Bansal, who conducts yoga classes in the same park, said: "Women who come here for the classes are thoroughly fed up of leaking pipelines, which also lead to unhygienic surroundings."

However, municipal corporation executive engineer Ravinder Garg assured the civic body would look into the matter. "We’ll have the leaking water pipelines and faulty valves repaired as soon as possible."