High TDS in water causing allergies: Residents

  • | Saturday | 2nd December, 2023

Noida: No Ganga water was supplied to PK abadi block in Sector 122 on Friday, while residents from the neighbourhood alleged that water supplied to their areas had high TDS levels and was extremely salty. The RWA of block PK has written to the Noida Authority on, alleging that the salty water with high TDS levels is giving rise to health hazards like skin diseases and eye allergies.Bhushan Sharma, the RWA secretary of the PK abadi block, Sector 122 told TOI that for the past 6 to 7 months, more than 1,100 residents in the PK abadi block have been facing water-related issues.He further alleged that residents are getting water from local tube wells, which have high TDS levels of around 900 and are highly unsuitable for consumption.Despite an overhead water tank in the sector, which caters to all the neighbouring areas and villages, residents of the PK block are not getting Ganga water supply. Instead, local tube well water is being supplied to us, which is very salty and filled with sand particles, said Sharma. From skin rashes and hair loss to clothes turning yellow, residents of PK abadi block have reported various health issues. Children are the most affected. Health issues like skin rashes and hair loss have been reported by residents forced to consume untreated water, added Sharma.Every wash is leading to major hair loss. We are forced to use this hard water from the tube well for many months now, said Rinki Singh from PK abadi block.A response from the Authority is awaited.We also published the following articles recentlyWater supply hit in western suburbsThe BMC has announced that several civic wards in Mumbai, including H East, H West, and K West, will experience low water pressure due to ongoing repair works on a main water pipeline. The pipeline, which is 1800 mm in diameter, developed a leak near the Seepz Entrance in Andheri East during drilling for the Mumbai Metro project. The BMC is currently working urgently to repair the pipeline. The affected areas include Santacruz East, Santacruz West, Khar West, Bandra West, and Andheri West. The BMC has requested residents to use water judiciously and cooperate during this time.No water supply in parts of city in spite of proper linesResidents of Purasaiwakkam in Chennai have been paying annual water taxes for 15 years without receiving any water supply. More than 130 buildings on Raja Annamalai Road and Alagappa Road suffer from this issue. They are currently relying on borewell water and water tankers, spending around 2,000 rupees daily during the summer. The residents have complained to Metrowater, but their complaints were deleted without any resolution. The water board plans to check the underground pipes after the monsoon season.

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