PHE supplies contaminated water to Nowgam residents, allege locals

IRFAN RASHID

SRINAGAR:

Locals of Nowgam Banpora in the outskirts of Srinagar city have accused Public Health Engineering (PHE) department of supplying contaminated water to the area from last few weeks.
The residents of Sheikh Pora Mohallah, Nowgam told Rising Kashmir that they suffered all through this Ramadan and now have no pure water to cook food on Eid.
“We had asked employees of PHE, Firdous Ahmad to filter our water properly but they turned their eyes and ears,” accused locals.
They alleged that PHE officials have diverted water from a nearby dirty stream to the reservoir thus risking their lives for multiple water-borne diseases.
“Our kids suffered with diarrhea many times in these weeks and we also got many types of infections,” said locals.
Despite repeated attempts to contact PHE officials could not materialize. The residents have appealed to Chief Engineer PHE to solve their problem at early.
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