Residents are at receiving end in wait of water cholrinator installation

  • Sukhpreet Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Apr 10, 2015 09:29 IST

As summer has already set in, the water consumption has increased. But, most of the tubewells in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar are still supplying unpurified water to residents in absence of water chlorinators.

However, the municipal corporation (MC) will start the process to install 200 chlorinators at different places across the city, but as per the sources, this process can take time to get implemented, and till then the residents will be at the receiving end.

The residents here are saying that summer has already arrived, and they are worried that when will the MC ensure safe drinking water for them?

Non-chlorinated water can cause serious health implications in residents after consumption of water from these tubewells.

Being considered to be one of the posh areas of the city, BRS Nagar is facing such problem, what would be the condition of others parts of the city.

When HT team visited the tubewells situated in the BRS Nagar, it was revealed that the tubewell near Sunet village is in pathetic condition and the chlorination system has not been installed with the motors yet. Moreover, most of the area in the tubewell is being used by area residents for their personal use.

Another tubewell situated near DAV Public School is in bad condition too, as no one is on duty inside the tubewell area, and most of the equipment in the well is broken. There are no doors and all the area is open with easy access to go inside. Authorities should take required steps to maintain all tubewells in BRS Nagar.

Moreover, many people are not able to install water purifiers in their houses, so installation of dozers will be helpful to them.

Residents of the BRS Nagar are appealing to the authorities to take viable action against the problem, so that people get clean drinking water, and they should not have to face any problem.

Ward 57 councillor Veeran Bedi could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.

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