Drinking water from hand pumps contaminated with sewage in Chennai's Mylapore

  • | Friday | 23rd August, 2019

Madhumitha Viswanath ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: For a year now, residents of two neighbouring streets in Mylapore have kept the Metro Water pipelines closed since the water was highly contaminated with sewage. They allege that during construction of the drains sewage and water lines must have been broken resulting in contamination. Contaminated water got through handpumps two days ago at PS Sivaswamy SalaiAs residents can't consume contaminated water coming from the valves and hand pumps, they are asked to fetch water from the Sintex tank installed by Metro Water, which is refilled by tankers once in two days. "Since then we keep our Metro Water valves closed and only fill it up with water from tankers. When Express contacted the Chennai Metro Water Board, an official from ward 121 said that a complaint has been received.

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