Leakage in pipeline hits water supply in Shivpora
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Leakage in pipeline hits water supply in Shivpora

Leakage in water supply pipeline at Shivpora locality here has affected potable water supply to several houses there.

Leakage in water supply pipeline at Shivpora locality here has affected potable water supply to several houses there. 

The residents said that that had apprised the concerned PHE officials about the problem but they failed to repair the pipeline. 

"Leakage in the water pipe is has damaged roads in the locality," they said. 

A local representative of Badamibagh Cantonment Board echoed concern saying "the leakage is affecting the construction works in the area which are being executed by the board." 

Abdul Sami, who represents Shivpora area in Cantonment Board said that he had contacted concerned PHE officials to redress the issue "But they come up with excuses like they don't have equipment to plug the leakage. Construction work of the board is affected because of the leakage. The drinking water is wasted into drains besides it has also flooded the roads of our locality," Sami said.

"It is also a tough job to detect and repair work of leakages as we used age-old method to detect leakages and repair them," the official said.  

Locals also said that at certain places the pipeline is running through drainage which can contaminate the drinking water and could lead to disastrous health issues in the area. 

The residents said the leakage has disrupted the water supply system in the area. They said in summer season, they face acute water shortage and the leakage would worsen the situation. They appealed the Chief Engineer PHE to look into the matter.

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