Noida faces muddy water supply after closure of Upper Ganga Canal

Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Oct 15, 2018

The residents in many sectors are facing water-related issues in the last few days in Noida. They are constantly complaining about muddy, dirty and foul smell water supplies. Few sectors are also facing the low-pressure water supplies as well.

The Noida Authority had also appealed to the residents to avoid wastage of water as Upper Ganga Canal has been shut for annual maintenance. The residents were already intimated about lower pressure water supply.

The residents of sectors 12, 20, 22, 26, 27, 31, 44, 46, 70 and many more have complained about muddy water supplies on Saturday and Sunday.

As a result, they are forced to use bottled water for drinking and other purposes. The RWAs are also calling water tankers to meet the daily water demand at the societies.

A resident of Sector 22, Ranjana Gupta said that they have not been provided healthy water despite paying the water bills as set by the Noida Authority.

“The supplied water is not potable. It contains a lot of mud. Hence, it is also not fit for washing and other daily use,” she added.

A resident of Sector 44, Anand Sethi said, “The water pressure is very low these days. Only a few drops come every second. The problem should be addressed by someone from the high level.”

Many of the residents were of the view that if the Noida Authority is not being able to supply the quality drinking water then they should form a separate water body like it is there in Delhi.

The project engineer of Noida Authority, SC Arora said that the 50 per cent of the water supply has been affected by the shutting down of the Upper Ganga Canal.

“We are supplying water through ground and tubewell sources to meet the demand of the city. We are also providing water tankers in the sectors where there is high water demand,” he added.

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