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.
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