Decade on, water supply scheme in Pulwama functioning without filtration plant
Pulwama: Even after a lapse of over a decade a water supply scheme in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district is functioning without filtration plants due to which locals are forced to drink contaminated water.
The residents of Rakh, ZahidBagh and Darbagh villages in Pulwama alleged that the Boane-Rakh-Zahid Bagh water supply scheme which was made functional some ten years back is functioning without a filtration plant since then.
They said that in absence of filtration plant, water from nallahTongri is directly being supplied to them which is highly contaminated.
Gulzar Ahmad, a local resident said that despite the scheme working for last ten years but it has no filtration plant and people are getting water from a canal directly.
He said that since last 10 years, they are forced to consume contaminated water of the nalla Tongri which is highly contaminated.
He said that people living on Nallah Tongri ahead of these villages, throw all their dirt and in even outlets of their washrooms into the canal and then the same water is supplied to us.
He said that they are hardly getting even this unfit water for just one to two hours on daily basis and the supply is dependent on electricity which remains defunct in case of power failures.
Locals said that they have brought this issue in notice of higher ups several times but to no avail.
They said that despite the scheme being functional since ten years still several household in Darbagh and Zahid Bagh are yet to be connected with a pipeline.
The locals requested the authorities to install a filtration plant and connect all pending household with the scheme.