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Thergaon residents get contaminated tap water supply

Civic official cites drainage blockage as the cause for dirty water

pune Updated: Jul 09, 2017 17:12 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
Thergaon,Water supply,Pune
Many residents stated that the water was dirty and gave strong, foul-smelling odour.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Residents of ward 24 in Thergaon area have been receiving water supply since the past week but have been very disappointed with the municipal corporation. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has been supplying contaminated water to these few residential like pockets Ratnadip colony, Ganesh nagar, Pawar nagar, and Gurjar colony area in Thergaon.

Many residents of Pawar nagar located particularly near Mangal nagar stated that the water was dirty and gave strong, foul-smelling odour. Some of the residents of Thergaon, hence, approached the civic body with their complaints.

“I found the tap water contaminated, coloured and smelled bad. Residents from our colony filed a complaint with the municipal office but are yet to get a response from any civic official,” said Bhim Nalawade, a resident of Lokmanya colony, Ganesh nagar. He said the contaminated water poses health hazard.

“Since last month, the colour of drinking water supplied in our area is yellowish with drainage-like odour. Also, we get water at very low pressure,” said Swati Bhondwe, a resident of Yashada colony, Dange chowk. Women residents of the area also approached the local leader regarding the issue but got no response, she added.

“I have directed engineers to look into the issue and ensure clean supply of water at the earliest,” said Pravin Ladkat, corporation officer of ward 24.

Corporation deputy engineer Bhausaheb Sabale said, “Water has been contaminated because of drainage blockade.We sorted out the problem of major area by washing out the whole pipeline. Since last week, we have received complaints prominently from Adinath nagar and are working on it.”

According to Sabale, water is supplied through galvanised pipe that needs to checked for leakage and contamination after every five years. “We have already solved the problem in Mangal nagar, and Pawan nagar, he said.

First Published: Jul 09, 2017 17:09 IST