Contractors have broken the water pipeline at Gautamnagar, Malkajgiri, while constructing box drainage system. The broken pipeline has not been fixed, and drinking water is going waste for more than a month, according to residents.
The work was taken up by the Metro Water Board. After the incident, residents did not get drinking water for a few days. Following complaints, Water Board officials turned up in the area and promised residents that they would supply water on alternate days with good pressure.
Residents complain that that the supply lasts just for about half an hour, and the pressure is very low.
Mr Naveen Joseph, a retired lecturer and a resident of Malkajgiri, said, “Many of our residents are dependent on piped drinking water most of the borewells have become defunct. We are now facing water problems, and the broken pipelines have not been repaired.”
Another resident, Ms P. Prabhavathi, a retired bank employee, “We are facing a lot of problems due to the pipeline breakage. Not many of us are connected with the new pipeline as we haven’t got any instruction form the Water Board.” She said water continued to leak from the broken pipelines.
When asked, a water board official said, “Water is being supplied from Marredpally, that is why the pressure is low. Within a few days the problem might get solved.”...