Hyderabad: Residents irked with contaminated water
Hyderabad: Despite the tall claims of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board of providing regular water supply, residents in the heart of the city have complained that they have been facing a drought-like situation. Worse, residents have also claimed that apart from irregular and limited water supply, the water that they receive is murky and contaminated for the first 15 minutes, after which it clears up. When, despite repeated complaints to the local office the situation remained unchanged, the residents complained to higher authorities. So far though, the situation remains the same.
Sharing his experience, Naveen Kumar, with CAN No 052316586, said, “For the past one month, the residents of Baghlingampally near the Hanuman Temple Lane have been getting insufficient water supply. The Area Manager Mr Surya-narayana Reddy is telling some cock and bull stories. I received a text message saying, ‘Sir, complaint with token no 1068 is generated. Intimated to Baghlingampally Area Manager Mr P. Suryanarayana (7995010518). He said it will be rectified as soon as possible. But to date the problem remains unresolved.” Interestingly, the water board officials have closed the issue claiming that the issue has been solved. “I have even taken a video of dirty water running and sent it to water board officials but they did not respond till date,” said Bhanu Prakash, a resident of Laxmi Towers, Bakaram.
“The issue started in February with water contamination but it got aggravated over a period of time. Right now, we receive clear water only after 15 minutes,” A. Jaya, resident of Musheerabad.
When asked, an official said he was clueless about the issue, but now that he was aware, he would resolve it at the earliest.