15k JSR residents without water for over 24 hours

  • | Monday | 4th December, 2023

Jamshedpur: More than 15,000 residents of Bagbera Colony, a suburban area located on outskirts of the Steel City, have been facing water shortage since Saturday after the water treatment plant which supplies to 1,150 houses in the colony suffered a glitch on Friday."Clean water is required for drinking and cooking, for bathing, washing cloths and utensils.Since Saturday our daily chores have been hit," said Bagbera Colony resident Ravi Singh.According to residents, former zila parishad vice-chairman Raj Kumar Singh supplied three tankers of water each on Saturday and Sunday but they were insufficient. The requirement of the water is much higher than what we are getting through tankers, said resident Manoj Tiwary.The tanker supplying water to the colony has a capacity of 5,000 gallon (18,927 litre) but the plant supplies 90,000 gallon (3,40,687 litre) daily to the households in the area, said Bagbera Mahanagar Vikas Samiti (BMVS) convenor Subodh Jha.On Monday, school-going children, workers and office-goers need water in the morning, Jha said.Consisting of two panchayats, the colony has 1,500 legal household tap connections and there are more than 400 households reportedly sourcing water illegally. The BMVS has taken up the issue with the drinking water and sanitation department (DWSD), Jamshedpur division.DWSD (mechanical) executive engineer Sunita Samanta said it will take more than a week to fix the glitch (replace the worn out motor). "The existing motor suffers breakdown at regular intervals. So, we are installing a new one. The installation work shall take about seven to nine days," Sunita Samanta said. The officials should install the new facility immediately and arrange transportation of water through tankers, said Jha.The BMVS has announced to stage a sit-in at the DWSD office if the installation work fails to start on Monday.We also published the following articles recentlyFinally, PRN colonies get Bisalpur water after 16 yearsAfter a 16-year wait, around 350 households in Prithviraj Nagar are finally receiving Bisalpur water through the newly established infrastructure by the public health and engineering department. The Bisalpur-II project has brought relief to these households, who previously relied on boring water. Residents are now able to access clean drinking water without having to purchase it from outside. In September 2023, the Phase 1 of the Prithviraj Nagar drinking water scheme was inaugurated by PHED minister Mahesh Joshi, resulting in around 500 applications from 55 colonies.Water supply hit in western suburbsBMC urges residents to cooperate with the administration during low water pressure in Mumbai wards H East, H West, and K West due to ongoing repair works caused by a leak in a 1800 mm diameter water pipeline near the Seepz Entrance in Andheri East, caused during drilling for the Mumbai Metro project.

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