Even as the city residents are facing problems with water supply,the UT Administration is yet to identify the sites and accord approval for installation of booster pumps. The proposal was mooted last year by the Municipal Corporation. With the sites not being identified,the work for installation never got under way. The problem in water pressure is being experienced more in the areas that had been identified for installation of the pumps.
The Municipal Corporation had identified nine areas where there was a need for installation of the pumps. These sectors are facing problems of low-water pressure and erratic supply. Residents are being forced to fill buckets of water from the ground floor and carry it to the storeys above with the pressure not being enough.
Adding to the problem are frequent power cuts due to which the working of the water works gets stalled for some time. Residents allege that it is mismanagement on part of the Municipal Corporation that is causing problems in water supply. However,officials maintain that the rising temperature has increased the demand for water.
The Municipal Corporation has decided to discontinue the afternoon water supply in order to ensure that in the morning and evening ours,the supply is better.
Power cuts of around half an hour to one hour are being experienced in most sectors every day. Officials of the electricity department claim that these are enforced in order to reduce the load to prevent overloading.
FOSWAC to meet
MC on June 5
CHANDIGARH: Federation of Sectors Welfare Association,Chandigarh,(FOSWAC) will hold a meeting of its members with the Municipal Commissioner on June 5. Some of the agenda items to come up for discussion include the problem of water supply,sanitation,stray dog menace,poor upkeep of parks and widening of roads in different sectors.
The resident welfare associations of different sectors have submitted their list of woes in their areas that would also come up for discussion.