The summer time season has not even arrived but and the dual cities of Ambala are within the grip of water scarcity already.
With the temperature rising, the demand for potable water has nearly doubled within the Metropolis and Cantonment areas.
The reviews of erratic provide, low stress, diminished timings, contaminated water and faucets going dry for days collectively have began pouring in from varied elements of the dual cities.
To fulfill the demand, which in keeping with officers go up from 10 to 12 lakh gallons each day within the winter season to 20 lakh gallons each day in the summertime season, the Public Well being Division and the civic our bodies have began engaged on the plans to reinforce the water provide.
From putting in new tube wells to rising the capability of present water pumps, changing the outdated rusted underground provide traces and checking the unlawful use of booster pumps have been the primary plans on which the officers involved have been engaged on.
“We’re engaged on a number of plans to reinforce the water provide and meet the elevated demand in the summertime season,” stated Anil Chauhan, Public Well being Government Engineer.
He stated plugging the leakage and disconnecting these stand posts from the place the water will get wasted have been additionally being completed.
To test the water contamination, the shoppers have been requested to re-route their connections that cross by open drains of soiled waste water.
“Just lately, the division had disconnected 15 such connections after the reviews of contaminated water provide have been obtained from Dayal Bagh space,” he stated.
Defaulters placed on discover
A lot of personal and authorities shoppers owe round Rs14 crore water and sewerage cess to the Public Well being Division.
To get better the arrears, which comprise Rs11.58 crore for water and Rs2.three crore for sewerage cess, the division had issued notices to defaulters and given them a ultimate warning to clear the arrears forthwith.
“In case the defaulters did not clear the arrears, the division would provoke penal motion, which incorporates disconnection and even registration of FIRs,” the official stated.
‘Engaged on it’
We’re engaged on a number of plans to reinforce the water provide and meet the elevated demand throughout the summer time season. We’re additionally plugging the leakage and disconnecting these stand posts from the place the water will get wasted. Just lately, the division had disconnected 15 such connections after the reviews of contaminated water provide have been obtained from Dayal Bagh space. —Anil Chauhan, Public Well being Government Engineer