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Pond water overflows, contaminates village supply source

punjab Updated: Aug 18, 2013 22:06 IST
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In Sardulgarh incessant rain has led to an overflowing pond in Ghurkani village. Dirty and contaminated water has now entered into the water supply system of the village, putting several lives at risk and also increasing the risk of an epidemic.

Residents have no option, but to stop using the water and are facing acute shortage of the resource. Water supply to Chainewala and Danewala villages have also been hit.

Sarpanch Nachattar Singh said, "We have made repeated requests to the authorities to construct four walls around the waterworks and the village pond. Incessant rain in many villages has led to the polluted and sewage-laced water entering many houses in the village. The situation is bad."

Village waterworks incharge Babu Singh said, "We have requested the authorities to provide us potable water from tanks and make proper arrangements including the four walling around the pond. We will also request that a pipeline be laid inside the waterworks to ensure that pollutants cannot enter into the water to be supplied to the villages."