Supply of impure water irks Nowshehra Boniyar residents | KNO

Supply of impure water irks Nowshehra Boniyar residents | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Baramulla, April 01 (KNO) : The residents of Nowshera Boniyar area of Baramulla district are concerned regarding the impure drinking water as the area does not have the filtration plant since the concerned Public Health Engineering (PHE) department has failed to plant one in the area. Population of over three thousand people are irked by muddy drinking water for more than two weeks, since the department have not yet build a filtration plant in the area, the residents told KNO. “With dirt and mud, the snow melt water is stored and supplied for the public without filtration or additional any antibiotics,” the agitated residents told KNO. One of the residents, Tahir Ahmad said that the bowl was build years back since then it is not cleaned up. “All the dead animal parts, mud, dirt is pushed into that bowl from which water is supplied to the public by pipes,” he told KNO. “The same bowl is repaired if needed at times without adding filtration system to it leading to uncountable water born diseases” The residents told KNO that the employees posted in the area are “so careless that they do not even bother to do their duty”. “Several times we appealed to the department employees regarding the serious matter, but they seem to be ignoring, they (the PHE employees) said that go to the department and ask for the water,” the residents told KNO. The deprived residents told KNO that they are being failed by the department since they pay the water bill in regular basis. The residents threatened that if the filtration plant is not build within a week, they would be forced to hid the streets and block the National Highway. AEE PHE, Irfan Latief told KNO that department does have the filtration plant in plan; however the colonization is being done to the water in the area. “Under the separate scheme, a water plant will be planted in the area in the current year,” Latief told KNO. He said that the department would set an enquiry to the posted PHE employees in the area and would take the necessary steps to serve the public.(KNO)