Demand digging of 10 borewells to address water problem

Residents of Edamalaipattipudur in the city and surrounding places within the limits of 40 ward of the corporation approached Collector Jayashree Muralidharan on Monday pleading for her intervention to ensure proper civic amenities.

At the weekly grievances meeting, the residents led by the ward councillor, T. Muthuselvam, submitted a petition complaining about the neglect of the ward by the civic body and sought immediate digging of 10 borewells on war-footing to address the drinking water problem.

The overhead tank supplying drinking water is in a dilapidated condition and has not been cleaned for the last one year, the petition said, and urged the district administration to prevail upon the corporation to construct a new overhead tank.

Inadequacy of conservancy workers has caused an unhygienic situation in the ward’s localities. Sewerage water is being let into vacant plots or on the roads, exposing the localities to epidemics, the residents said, and urged the authorities to take action before the onset of monsoon. They also brought to the notice of the Collector the poor state of streetlights citing paucity of linemen in the corporation and the poor condition of roads.

They lamented that though the entire sewage of the city passed through the ward to Panjapur, the localities were yet to be brought under the underground drainage system by the corporation.