PHED fails to meet water demand

People in areas such as Brajrajnagar, Belpahar and Jharsuguda township are struggling for every drop of water with the municipalities unable to meet the requirement.
Against the requirement of 15.1 million litres per day (MLD) of drinking water, only 3.11 MLD is being supplied.
There is partial supply of water in Wards 4,5,6,13,15,16,20 and 22.
No water is supplied in the remaining 10 wards.
A filtration plant of 11 MLD and a reservoir of 48.5-litre capacity would be set up for the purpose and 17.57-km pipeline will be laid.
Of the existing 19 wards in the town, the PHED is able to supply water through pipelines to only seven wards and the rest 12 wards do not get any water.
Jharsuguda Municipality Chairman Harish Ganatra said they are trying to supply water through more tankers in the town and nearby areas.
The District Collector has recently convened a meeting to chalk out a contingency plan for water scarcity in five blocks of Lakhanpur, Laikera, Kulabira, Kirmira and Jharsuguda blocks where the waterbodies are getting dried up with rising pollution level.
Project defunct, women take out rally Berhampur: Women took out a procession at Patrapur on Thursday demanding supply of safe drinking water in the village.
Water has become scarce with open wells and ponds going dry.

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