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Residents of Jammu city raise voice against contaminated water supply

Last Updated on December 17, 2021 at 1:23 pm

Despite of having enormous water resources, majority of people living in old Jammu city’s residential localities like Mast Garh, Peer Mitha, Jain Bazaar, Upper Mast Garh, Pakki Dhakki, Link Road, and other areas have unsafe drinking water and have  complained about contaminated drinking water supply.

Raman Sharma, a social activist residing in old Jammu city has been facing various issues but has not been addressed.

He further said that contaminated drinking water was being supplied through rusted 40 to 50-year-old supply lines.

He further said that these main supply lines are very old and need to be replaced to provide safe and clean drinking water in the city but the Jal Shakti Department is not paying heed despite the demand being raised as many times.

As per Greater Kashmir, he further informed that they have installed three purifiers in one house for different uses as they  don’t use tap water directly as it is not good for health. He further said “we cannot even call water tankers for supplies due to narrow lanes in the old city. Hence, everyone is dependent on unclean tap water. Without the ROs, we avoid using it directly.”