The citizens in several parts of the old city are complaining of dirty water being supplied by HMWS&SB which is not at all good even to use for domestic purpose.
Grimy water, yellowish in colour with stinky odor, is being supplied through the tab. This sort of complaint are pouring in mainly from Hussaini Alam, Koka Tatti, Deccan Colony, Koka Bazar, Char Mahal, Puranapul, Doodh Bowli, Khilwath, Murgi Choke and other surrounding areas under Charminar constituency.
“Water being supplied by the HMWS&SB is yellowish in colour with stinky odor as if it was missed with the murky sewerage water. This goes own since the last 15 days and as usual the authorities are turning a blind eye towards the issues despite being the matter brought into their notice,” complain Mohd Mohsin, a resident of Koka Tatti, Hussaini Alam.
When the similar issue was cropped up last year the officials complacently rub their hands saying that the morbidity level has been increased in the water as the board is drawing the same from the dead storage of Himayath Sagar owing to a grim situation in the lake. However, not exactly the situation prevails this year. The lakes in and around the city are completely crammed and even the officials are affirmed that there would be no shortage of water this year.
“This became a perennial issue for us as summer season every year brings us closer to this sort situation wherein we suffer in silence while the officials beat their own drums. If this sort of a supply meant free water scheme then it is a clear case of eye wash. The officials of HMWS&SB should take appropriate measures to fix the issue once and for all,” said Mohammed Farhath of Deccan Colony, Hussaini Alam.
Affirming the same Khader Mohiuddin, the General Manager-(Div-I) HMWS&SB, said, that “We are receiving similar complaints from different operational areas and even start taken measures to fix the issue. To fix the issue we have already decided to reduce pumping of water from Himayath Sagar and augmented the supply from Krishna River. We are keenly working on the issue and will be sort out within one week.”
Explaining that the increasing level of floral extraction in the lake is the primary reason behind contamination of the water, the official said “Floral decomposition often releases its extract into water colossally affecting the colour of the aqua in the lake. This is what actually reflecting in the water being supplied to citizens. The board has experience the similar situation in the year 2010 when the water body receives heavy inflows. We have already written a letter to the Board Director and the Quality Assurance Testing (QAT) Wing apprising them about the prevailing situation.”