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PPCB springs into action, inspects 'sewerage water harvesting' site

punjab Updated: Aug 04, 2012 12:23 IST
Divya Goyal
Divya Goyal
Hindustan Times

The Punjab Pollution Control Board and the Ludhiana Improvement Trust sprang into action and inspected the three wrongly constructed rainwater recharge wells' sites at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Pakhowal road.

The move came after the Hindustan Times reported on August 1 the plight of the residents getting contaminated water in their homes, which is a clear invitation to dengue.

HT reported that the wells, constructed at an arm's distance from tubewell in Block E, and the wells built in Block G and H have been built on a slope and that too 400 ft from the tubewell and just 15 ft from the sewerage have resulted in mixing of overflowed sewerage water and rainwater.

Water samples, collected by the district health officer, too failed the tests, after 15 cases of dengue have already been confirmed in the city.

Krunesh Garg, senior executive engineer, PPCB, taking an action, ordered an inquiry under the supervision of sub-divisional officer Tajinder Kumar, who inspected the sites in early hours of Friday morning. He along with the photographer of PPCB took photographs of the site and listened to the problems of residents.

Tajinder Singh, after inspection, said, "Thorough inspection has been done and a report will be submitted on Monday. The authorities concerned will be served with the violation notices soon."

RK Goel, environment engineer, region 4, PPCB, also said action would be taken soon on the contractors responsible for the wrong construction, once the inspection report is submitted by the SDO.