Coimbatore: Protest held over supply of drinking water mixed with sewage in Town Hall

COIMBATORE: While residents at several parts of the city have been struggling without proper water supply, residents of chetty street in Town Hall could not use the water even though it is supplied once in three days.
“Even though the color of the water has not changed to brown, it stinks of sewage.
Over 120 families were residing at the street.
He said that they have been receiving sewage mixed water for the past six months and they have complained about the issue to the corporation officials multiple times but it was not sorted out.
“Every time we complained, corporation officials would dig some random place across the street, check the pipelines and assure us that the problem was sorted out.
We believe them only to receive the stinking water during next supply.
He said that it has become a practice for them to wash all the buckets whenever water is supplied, collect water in one or two buckets, once the sewage smell gets strong throw the collected water and go home.
All the families including those who have obtained household water connection, have been collecting water from Kuppanan goundar street which is over 1.5 kilometers away or purchasing water, he explained.
Meanwhile, MLA Amman Arjunan who visited the spot to pacify the residents, had assured the residents to resolve the issue within four days and the residents had planned to escalate the issue if it is not resolved within the sought time.
We have started to check the pipelines at multiple points and the issue would be resolved, soon, they added.

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