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No alternative:Women scooping out water coming out of taps with low pressure at Netajinagar in the One Town area in the city on Friday.
No alternative:Women scooping out water coming out of taps with low pressure at Netajinagar in the One Town area in the city on Friday.

Staff Reporter

Inadequate pressure and erratic tap timings irk people

VISAKHAPATNAM: An arduous task awaits residents of Netajinagar in Ward 29 of the One Town area every alternate day. Vessels are lined up at the public taps and those having individual tap connections sit at the pits in which taps are located to scoop out water with mugs. Old and young toil alike for water, sometimes struggling to change routines with erratic tap timings. Some pull buckets of water to the second floor from the pits.

The water pressure at the public taps is normal. But with pressure not being adequate at the individual taps, residents have removed the inverted-L shaped tap stands and dug out pits at the ground level and cemented them to overcome the problem. There was some water contamination with the pipeline being old. The supply is also erratic.

Pipeline

Residents made a complaint at the recent Praja Patham in which MLA Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao participated.

As a result, the pipeline is being changed at a cost of Rs.99,000, according Executive Engineer (Water Supply) K. Raja Rao. The work is to be completed in the next few days.

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