Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CAPpings - India - Dapodi residents complain of contaminated water supply in Pune - Water pipelines are very old

PUNE: Residents of some areas in Dapodi have been facing problems of water logging and contaminated water supply for the last four days.

Water pipelines in the area are very old due to which drainage water gets mixed with drinking water pipelines.

PUNE: Residents of some areas in Dapodi have been facing problems of water logging and contaminated water supply for the last four days. Areas that have been affected include SMS colony, Pawar Vasti and Phulenagar. The problem has been caused following the heavy rains.

Local NCP corporator Rama Ovhal said, "Due to the heavy rains, the drainage lines in the civic ward (No 61, Hutatma Bhagat Singh school, Dapodi) have choked up in some areas. Around 300 families have been affected," she said.

Ovhal said the water pipelines in the area are very old due to which drainage water gets mixed with drinking water pipelines. Samples of contaminated water were shown to civic officials of the Kasarwadi-Dapodi zonal office, she said. Rajendra Pathak, a resident of Kate chawl, said, "Local residents are getting contaminated water for the past five to six days. The water supplied through the water pipeline to us has a foul smell which shows that it is contaminated with drainage water."

Article Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-06/pune/34292790_1_water-pipeline-sharad-jadhav-executive-engineer
Publication Date: 06 October 2012

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