Rising Water Levels turning to be a bane due to Damaged Sewer Lines

Rising Water Levels turning to be a bane due to Damaged Sewer Lines

Good news is that level of Lake Pichola is rising continuously due to good rainfall in catchment areas. However, the rapidly increasing water level is also bringing along with itself sewerage problems in low lying areas where locals are at a risk of receiving water polluted with sewerage.

 

Rising Water Levels turning to be a bane due to Damaged Sewer Lines

Good news is that level of Lake Pichola is rising continuously due to good rainfall in catchment areas. However, the rapidly increasing water level is also bringing along with itself sewerage problems in low lying areas where locals are at a risk of receiving water polluted with sewerage.

This low line areas including Chandpol, Naga Magri and Ambapol have damaged sewerage lines, which is polluting lake water. This also highlights the negligence of local administration towards the basic need of people.

A joint survey performed by local committees of the area along with Jheel Sanrakshan Samiti and Dr. Mohan Singh Mehta Memorial Trust, revealed that fragile walls of Pichola Lake urgently require grouting. This has been proposed since past 8 years but is yet to be implemented.

Dr. Tej Rajdan, Secretary, Jheel Sanrakshan Samiti, said that polluted sewer water is seeping into the water table. This is very dangerous for the health of dwellers of downstream areas. It may be noted that Delhi Gate area had faced severe epidemic in 2005 due to similar reasons when mass cases of Jaundice were reported.

A resident of Chandpol Tej Shankar Paliwal said that, damaged sewer pump of Naga Magri, Maharaja Ghat and Chanpol, frequently causes overflow of manholes due to which dirty water flows into the lake polluting the water body.

According to Nand Kishore Sharma, Secretary, Dr. Mohan Singh Mehta Memorial Trust, floating poly bags and solid waste clearly indicates that no authorized surveillance is being carried out for combating increasing water pollution.

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