Drinking water crisis deepens in Tarn Taran

Drinking water crisis deepens in Tarn Taran

Gurbaxpuri

Tarn Taran, July 27

Ensuring adequate supply of potable water to residents has become a severe headache for the Tarn Taran Municipal Council. Sharanjit Kaur, Executive Officer (EO), Municipal Council, said some tubewells were non-operational and a theft on Sunday night at a tubewell located on Jandiala Road has further worsened the situation. Thieves decamped with parts of the tubewell, including a starter and wire.

We collect security from everyone and ask them to construct the rain harvesting system as it's mandatory. There is no provision of penalty. A number of people have claimed refund of their security and we visit the building to check the system before refunding the amount. We don't have a workforce to check every building, so people should install the rainwater harvesting system as it's our collective responsibility to save and recharge groundwater. -  Narinder Sharma, Municipal Town Planner

The Executive Officer said the residence and the SDM complex was supplied water through a tanker.

Shopkeepers and residents have been facing severe water crisis for the last one week after a motor got burnt at tubewell number 1.

Residents of Sarhali Road, Muradpur Road, Jandiala Road, Khalsapur Road and Sachkhand Road, among other areas were the worst affected.

Parkash Singh, a resident, said the administration had failed to address the issue.

Santokh Singh, another resident, said lack of potable water supply had become a routine affair and officials hardly cared to resolve genuine problems of residents.

Tribune Shorts

Top Stories

Cruise drugs case: No bail for Aryan Khan today, Bombay HC adjourns hearing for Wednesday

Cruise drugs case: No bail for Aryan Khan today, Bombay HC adjourns hearing for Wednesday

Aryan Khan’s lawyers argue NCB has no evidence against the 2...

Cruise ship drug seizure: NDPS court grants bail to two accused

Cruise ship drug seizure: NDPS court grants bail to two accused

NCB claimed that Manish Rajgaria and Avin Sahu were among th...

Unity key, organisational strength must override personal ambitions, Sonia tells faction-ridden Congress

Unity key, organisational strength must override personal ambitions, Sonia tells faction-ridden Congress

Laments party's message not percolating down, acknowledges l...

Justice in sacrilege case must to offset anti-incumbency in Punjab: Sidhu at Cong meet

Justice in sacrilege case must to offset anti-incumbency in Punjab: Sidhu at Cong meet

Expresses hope that the issue of AG, DGP appointments would ...

Navy officer among 5 arrested by CBI for leaking confidential info about submarine project

Navy officer among 5 arrested by CBI for leaking confidential info about submarine project

It is alleged that the commander had discussed crucial detai...

Cities

View All