Friday, July 25, 2008

Residents voice their water woes

Residents voice their water woes-Bangalore-Cities-The Times of India
Around 300 residents and members of the Federation of Kallahalli Resident Welfare Associations blocked Kensington Main Road, from St John's Road to Old Madras Road, for more than two hours on Monday. They were protesting against erratic water supply in their area.

According to the residents, they are facing the water problem for the past two years. "Earlier, we used to get water twice a day. But in the past two to three months, the situation has become worse. We get water once in two days only. We don't even get 300 litres of water per family," said a resident.

The residents claim they even have to purchase water at times. Despite this, the BWSSB has not provided water tankers, they added. The residents complained to the BWSSB chief engineer, who visited the spot on Monday.

They complained they are forced to purchase water as the supply is stopped by the time they can fill and store enough water just for drinking and cooking.

P Kalidas Reddy, convener of the association, said the residents appealed and wrote to the officials, but to no avail.

"We have written letters to BWSSB chairman and even taken up the matter with the MLA and MP. They have not heeded to our request," he said.

The residents suspect water meant for them is diverted.

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