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Shutdown of Upper Ganga Canal during festive season spells trouble for residents

Posted: Oct 09, 2018     By City Spidey

The shutdown of Upper Ganga Canal for a month for annual maintenance from October 8 has led Noida Authority to appeal to residents to avoid wastage of water. The residents have also been asked to brace for low pressure supply during this period.  

The appeal came yesterday, and the authority has advised residents to refrain from activities such as washing of cars, or the stretch in front of their homes and also avoid watering plants every day.   

The authority will be supplying water from their tubewells in the respective sectors. But will that be enough to meet the city’s water demand of 250 million litres per day?

According to an project engineer (PE), Noida authority, “There’s no reason to panic, as we have more than 300 tubewells and nine 15 Ranney wells.”

A resident of Sector 46, who didn’t want to be named, said, “Every sector has tubewells and water harvesting systems, but how many of them are functional?”

With the festive season knocking at the doors, this supply crunch will definitely tell on the residents.

Summing up the general mood, Neema Bhagat, a resident in Sector 70, complained, “The authority should have thought about this way before. Festival season implies extra use of water, as a lot of cleaning work happens. How are we going to manage?”   

TAGS: Upper Ganga Canal / Noida Authority / Shut down / annual maintenance / October 8 / tubewells / festive season

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