Panchkula: Residents rail against muddy water and low supply


Complaints have been lodged with the relevant authorities, despite whose assurances the problem persists.

Muddy water flows from a tap in a Panchkula house. (PhotoExpress)

Written by Sarabpreet Chopra

RESIDENTS OF Sector 15 and Phase-1 of the Industrial Zone have been complaining of a lack of water and muddy water for fifteen days, without any respite. Residents on the first, second and top floors said they were running out of water due to low pressure on a daily basis. Complaints have been lodged with the relevant authorities, despite whose assurances the problem persists.

SK Nayyar, President of Citizens’ Welfare Association Panchkula, says, “The exact time for water supply is 5-9 am and 5-9 pm. There is not a single day when we received a full supply of water. There is no punctuality on the part of the department. Second, although officials have claimed that the muddy water supply has stopped, people are still seeing traces of mud in the water. We prefer to boil water for drinking purposes. This situation is also found in sectors 7, 8, 9 and 15 and phase 1, industrial zone. Nayyar is a resident of Sector 15 himself.

Another resident, lawyer GC Goel, said: “The authorities should regularly check the water quality. Health department teams should take water samples for verification. There is a problem but the water supply in the evening is clear.

Executive Engineer Amit Rathee said: “A team of an assistant manager and a junior engineer inspected the tracks and found that four houses had this problem when they initially turned on the taps due to the rust in the pipes. This is also considered, but after a while the water is drinkable. Recently, water samples taken in Sector 8 were not safe to drink. The water samples were taken from different localities in sector 8.

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