Harrowing time for Pillaiyar Koil Street residents as sewage stagnates in open space

  • | Friday | 18th October, 2019

Nirupama Viswanathan ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: For almost a decade now, sewage and wastewater from small-scale industries located on Pillaiyar Koil Street in Thalambur have been flowing into an open piece of private land. Then, we raised the issue with panchayat officials and blocked the flow,” said M Mohammed Iqbal, a resident. Close to the open space filled with sewage, his house was flooded up to two feet during 2015 rain, he said. After several complaints and an article in the Express a month ago, panchayat officials deployed workers to divert the sewage last month. Panchayat authorities also issued notices warning residents against releasing sewage into the open plot but in vain.

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