Administration failure : Kupwara residents ‘forced’ to drink polluted water

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By FK WEB DESK on 16/08/2018.

Administration failure : Kupwara residents ‘forced’ to drink polluted water

Two village’s hit by water borne disease

Wasim Majnoon Mir

Kupwara, Aug 16 : Residents of Kupwara district have accused the Public Health Engineering department of failing to provide the town safe drinking water.

The residents said that around 20,000 persons in Kupwara town are served tap water from a polluted water stream, it is pertinent to mention here that before few days two village’s of Kupwara were hit by water borne disease.

“We are forced to use the contaminated water from open sources due to shortage of potable water from many days,” said Tariq Ahmad, resident of Kupwara.
According to our special correspondent Wasim Majnoon Mir, the residents said that due to the incessant rains during past, the water in nallahs and ponds has become muddy and unsafe for human consumption.

“Now that alternative sources of water have been rendered unsafe due to the incessant rains, we are left with no source of potable water. The department concerned is testing our patience,” said Mohd Majid resident of Kupwara town.
They added that the filtration plant at Bohipora is supplying unfiltered water to the people of Kupwara town.

Xen PHE division Kupwara when contacted didn’t respond our phone call.