Officials of the Water Board seem to be least agitated about complaints from consumers. Ikram Khan, a resident of Beerappagad in Uppal said, “Since the last 15 days, we have been receiving stinking water. There seems to be a leak in the pipeline resulting in contamination of water. Though we have complained to the local Water Board office, the issued is not resolved yet.” He adds, “This is a problem faced by the whole colony.”
Another resident from Masab TAnksaid “We have been receiving polluted water since over a year. The water stinks and is murky in colour. We get sick often, though we boil the water and drink. Now we have to buy mineral water. Many complaints have been lodged over the phone but no action has been taken.” And a recident from Borabanda said they received water only once from January 8 to January 15 and that too 15mins. The residents of Sitarambagh complained that though drainage flowing, no action has been taken.
An executive director of the water Board said “Those that have not been resolved will be looked into for immediate action.”
Tankers taking 15 days to deliver water
Residents of some areas are not receiving water so they want the Water Board to streamline the system, then they can get rid from tanker mafia.
K. Vamshi Krishna, a resident of Alwal, said, Often people living in the apartments have to book the tankers as the water supplied is not sufficient but they are taking 10 to 15 days to deliver water.
S. Madhusudhan Rao, another resident, said, “Private tankers charged as much as Rs 3,000 for 5,000 litres of water.” It was also found that most of the private tankers supply water only in the areas where their plants are located, and some surrounding localities to keep the costs low.