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Struggle for water: Corporation workers supplying water through tanker at Karungalpatti in Salem on Tuesday. —
Struggle for water: Corporation workers supplying water through tanker at Karungalpatti in Salem on Tuesday. —

Staff Reporter

Karungalpatti residents at the mercy of tankers

Motor pump of a bore well not working for the past one week

Metha Nagar not supplied water for the past two months

SALEM: The Salem Corporation has started supplying water through tankers to Karungalpatti, a large residential colony in the city, from Tuesday as the area has not received water through the pipelines for the past 10 days.

Over 100 residents in the area complained to the officials in the Kondalampatti zonal office about the erratic supply of water in their area on Tuesday morning and threatened to stage agitation.

Officials pacified the residents and directed the personnel to supply water to residents in the area through tankers. Officials said that tankers would continue to supply water till the water distribution through pipeline was restored.

Residents also complained that the motor pump of a bore well in the colony was not working for the past one week. “We have informed the Corporation officials. But no efforts have been made to sort out the problem”, they charged. Meanwhile, residents of Metha Nagar in Tiruvagoundanur also complained that their area was not given water supply for the past two months.

They were forced to fetch water from the wells and pipes located three km away from their area. Despite repeated representations, officials had not initiated any concrete action, they said.

They submitted a petition in this regard to the Corporation Commissioner M. Jayaraman here on Tuesday.

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