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Kupwara residents ‘forced’ to drink polluted water

PHE official says will look into matter

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Kupwara , 23 Apr 2017

Residents of Kupwara district Wednesday have accused the Public Health Engineering department of failing to provide the town clean drinking water.The residents said that around 22000 persons in Kupwara town are served tap water from a polluted water stream.“We are forced to use the contaminated water from open sources due to shortage of potable water from last few weeks,” said Tariq Ahmad, resident of Kupwara.The residents said that due to the incessant rains during past, the water in nallahs and ponds has become muddy and unsafe for human consumption.“Now that alternative sources of water have been rendered unsafe due to the incessant rains, we are left with no source of potable water. The department concerned is testing our patience,” said Shabir Ahmad of Kupwara town.They added that the filtration plant at Bohipora is supplying unfiltered water to the people of Kupwara town.While talking to KNS correspondent Waseem Majnoon Mir, Executive Engineer PHE division Kupwara, Nazir Ahmed Dar, said that many filtration plants are working and supplying clean drinking water. “I will look into the matter as soon as possible and will resolve the complaints of those areas which are complaining of untidy water,” he told KNS. (KNS)

 

 

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