Hyderabad: Even though the city witnessed only a few spells of rainfall following the advent of monsoon till now, complaints are pouring in about supply of contaminated water in their areas.
Residents of areas like Kushaiguda and surrounding areas have already made several complaints about getting contaminated water. Some of them also started sharing pictures of contaminated water in social media platforms like twitter to prove their point, tagging the twitter account of HMWSSB (Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board).
“This is the colour of drinking water in the Kushaiguda area. The water smells really bad and is not potable. Residents are forced to buy packaged water even after having a drinking water connection. Can you please look into this matter,” tweeted Sunny Kiran, a resident of Kushaiguda and also shared the picture of water.
This prompted the HMWSSB’s official handle to immediately react, which tweeted tagging officials, “Cherlapally section manager will be rectifying it soon...” M. A. Adnan Mohiuddin at Boudhanagar tweeted on Thursday, “Manholes are choked for over a week due to which water is clogged near my home and this is also polluting tap water.”
Earlier this summer, there were instances of water contamination at Madhapur and Langar Houz. In April, one of the residents of Madhapur’s Vaddera Basthi allegedly lost his life due to water contamination, while scores of others from the locality had to undergo treatment in different hospitals.
Within days of this incident, residents of Langar Houz raised alarm about drinking water contamination. Hundreds of residents held protests with contaminated potable water. “If this was the situation during summers, one can assume how it will be during the rainy season,” wondered A. Prabhakar Rao, a resident of Langar Houz....