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CAPpings - India - Sewage water leaks into drinking water in Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Sewage water leaks into drinking water in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Following complaints of skin and stomach ailments in the area, the public health department has stopped supplying pipe water and is providing water through tankers.



BHUBANESWAR: For the last seven days residents of Ashok Nagar have been getting contaminated water. Residents of the area alleged sewage water has been leaking into piped water. Following complaints of skin and stomach ailments in the area, the public health department has stopped supplying pipe water and is providing water through tankers.

"A few days ago I detected a stench in the pipe water and later we became certain it was the smell of sewage," said Harman Das, a resident of Ashok Nagar. By the time he realized this, however, his wife had developed stomach infections, he said. "My neighbours also had the same complaint. Many of them had started suffering from skin irritation, and we immediately lodged a complaint with the public health and engineering division-I (PHED)," he added.

Article Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-07-31/bhubaneswar/32960360_1_sewage-water-pipe-water-phed
Publication Date: 31 July 2012

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