Residents from distinct sectors and societies in Noida are complaining about the issue of high TDS in the water supply. They allege that water with high TDS ranging between 1800 and 2500 ppm is being provided to different sectors.
Three days back, Noida Authority shared a tweet announcing that Ganga water is being mixed into the water supply to provide a softer supply. However, residents allege that the TDS of water is still very high.
विगत दिनों गंगा नहर की सफाई के कारण नौएडा में 6 अक्टूबर से गंगाजल की सप्लाई प्रभावित थी। जिसे अब शहर के सभी हिस्सों में पहले की तरह बहाल कर दिया गया है।— CEO, NOIDA Authority #IndiaFightsCorona (@CeoNoida) November 3, 2022
इस सफाई अभियान में गंगाजल की सप्लाई बाधित होने पर भी @noida_authority ने पूरे प्रयास किये और शहर में जल संकट नहीं होने दिया। pic.twitter.com/4OHy7SWVeF
As per residents, despite regular complaints to the Authority, no action has been taken on the matter. CitySpidey talked to a few residents to know the issue better.
Sanjeev Kumar, General Secretary of Noida Sector 51, says, "After regular follow-ups on social media and complaints, we still await a solution. The TDS of water level was 2090 ppm on November 5."
Pushkar Chandna, a resident of Lotus Panache Sector 110 Noida, says, "I've been measuring the TDS of water regularly recently, and it's very high. The TDS was 2390 ppm on November 1. Again, on November 4, I contacted an official from the department who stated that a softer supply would begin from the next day, but I received water with TDS 2430 on November 5 too."
Sachin Goyal, Vice president of NOFAA and resident of DM Orchid, says, "Water is essential, and the current water quality is deplorable. The pipeline infrastructure is in poor condition. The last time we spoke with the Authority, they assured us that they would share the flushing schedule, but no action was taken."
Nitesh Ranjan, AOA President of Prateek Wisteria, Sector-77says, "Ganga water supply has yet to be restored after being interrupted on October 6. The Ganga water supply still has not resumed. We had faced a shortage of water supply in society and needed to get water purchased through tankers. Lakhs of rupees had to be spent on purchasing water."
Deepak Garg, AOA President of Civitech Stadia says, "We are still waiting for Ganga water in Civtech Stadia Sector 79. The Authority is completely failing in providing Ganga water by only giving excuses about line fault, cleaning, etc."
CitySpidey reached out to Avinash Tripathi, OSD Noida Authority, Jal Department says, "The Gangajal mixing process began a day ago, and it will take approximately three days to properly mix the Gangajal into the water. Residents can check the results after three days."