Greater Noida: The residents of Gaur Saundaryam, Techzone IV, Greater Noida West are facing a harrowing time due to the sewer water in the back of their society for the past two years. The residents are infuriated with the neglecting attitude of the authorities and have complained repeatedly. However, the authorities have turned a deaf ear to their complaints.
On Thursday, a resident of Gaur Saundaryam Ashish Sharma tweeted, “Sewer water is disposed of in the open near Gaur Saundaryam - Techzone-IV, Greater Noida West. This is causing health hazards such as dengue, malaria etc for 4,000 families & kids living nearby. It is also polluting the water table of the area.”
Sewer water is disposed in open near Gaur Saundaryam - Techzone-IV, Grt Noida West. This is causing health hazards such as dengue, malaria etc for 4000 families & kids living nearby. Polluting water table of area.@OfficialGNIDA @CPCB_OFFICIAL @nbhooshan @tejpalnagarMLA pic.twitter.com/XukqKKsiwZ— Ashish (@ashishsharma99) August 19, 2021
CitySpidey talked to Sharma to know about his concerns, he said, “The residents of Gaur Saundaryam society have been facing a serious issue of disposal of waste sewer in the area adjoining the society. Waste/sewer water coming from nearby houses has accumulated in the area adjacent to the society in Techzone IV.”
Sharma continued, “This is causing a great risk of diseases such as dengue, malaria for the residents of society and nearby areas. The foul smell of stagnant sewer water is adversely affecting the health of residents particularly senior citizens and kids who have play areas near the accumulated water.”
As per him, the groundwater table of the area is getting contaminated due to the disposal of wastewater in the open. He said that this is a long-term issue as borewells are being used for water supply to the residents and contaminated water can cause serious health hazards.
“The matter has been brought to the notice of GNIDA and MLA Tejpal Nagar through social media. GNIDA should provide a connection of waste/sewer water from nearby areas to the sewer line to dispose it of properly so that hygiene of the area is restored,” he concluded.
Another resident of Gaur Saundaryam, Vivek Srivastava said, “The pond is creating a problem for all of us as it contains sewer water and stinks badly. It is a rainy season and it may result in dengue and malaria cases too. A proper drainage system needs to be given to nearby villagers by authority. The pond can be converted into a green belt.”
A resident of the society, MC Srivastava shared that they are using mosquito nets since breeding has increased due to the accumulation of sewer water. “The issue should be addressed by the authorities so that we can live peacefully,” he said.