Pali-Thane villagers compelled to use muddy borewell water for drinking

Pali-Thane villagers compelled to use muddy borewell water for drinking.
Pali, which comprises 300 houses, is located some 11 kms from Valpoi town in Sattari taluka.
It is facing acute shortage of drinking water due to which the villagers are now forced to drink water which is not fit for consumption.
Another villager, Paryekar said that “the water which they get once a day for an hour is from the borewell and it is not clean and for last few weeks we have been getting muddy water.” A woman said that “due to water shortage and also over hygiene concern, the womenfolk have to go over long distances to get clean water.” An elder resident of the village said that in Pali there is only one borewell and that it was built by water supply department 10 years ago.
“Till now, the department has not cleaned it.
Hence, you can imagine the amount of waste that has been accumulated in it.
He said as pressure decreases the water does not reach houses on hilly area.
“We are installing a new water pipeline in Pali village and the work is in progress.
This will benefit the villagers immensely and the water supplied will also be clean.” However, Paste told this reporter that PWD will be monitoring the situation and increase the trips of water tankers.
He said that a joint meeting with sarpanch and panch members has been convened on May 3 to address their grievances.

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