Societies in NIBM area hit by water shortage

ST Correspondent
Monday, 31 July 2017

Water dept’s version

VG Kulkarni, Superintending Engineer of the Water Supply Department, said “There was a problem in the supply of water but we resolved the issue last week. Now, the residents are receiving water properly.” 

Pune: Around 15 housing societies near NIBM in Kondhwa are facing a water crisis for the past 20 days. Residents claim they are fully dependent on water tankers for household requirements. However, the Water Supply Department claims the issue has been solved.

According to the residents, even after contacting the PMC’s Water Supply Department, the situation has not been resolved. 

Imran Shaherwala, a resident of Ashwini Classic in Kondhwa, “We are facing a water problem for more than two weeks. We have already registered a complaint with the Water Supply Department. 

But no one is listening to us. Some of the societies are looking for water tankers. It is our right to get water at least once a day. But, the corporation is failing to give us even that much.”
Hollow assurances

“When we approached the Water Supply Department, we were told that air gets into the water pipes during supply and this disturbs the system.

They assured us that the problem would be solved within 2-3 days. We also contacted local corporator Nanda Lonkar. She has given us assurance,” he said. Another resident said, “If we’re facing water problems during the monsoon, what can we expect in other seasons. We are purchasing bottled water for drinking, but what about daily use?’ ‘Our daily routine has been disturbed. We have to walk one-and-a-half kilometres to fetch drinking water,” said a senior citizen.

Water dept’s version

VG Kulkarni, Superintending Engineer of the Water Supply Department, said “There was a problem in the supply of water but we resolved the issue last week. Now, the residents are receiving water properly.” 

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