Hajin: Hajin Town in Bandipora district is facing acute water crises from five days after a filtration plant turned defunct, residents alleged.
The residents told Kashmir Reader that they are facing hardships after water supply plant turned defunct five days ago.
Locals said that they are compelled to use contaminated water of river Jehlum for cooking and drinking.
“Contaminated water exposes us to the risk of waterborne diseases, but we are left with no other option”, said Manzoor Ahmad, a resident.
Residents added that the only water filtration plant in the town which took 16 years to get complete has turned defunct within one month of its functioning.
“We have been left on God’s mercy as no one from the administration is serious to solve this problem. First of all Government should initiate an enquiry to know how come it has turned defunct within one month after spending lakhs of rupees on it,” they said.
The locals threatened to come on roads if the water supply is not restored soon.
They also appealed higher officials of PHE and minister to look into the issue.
Executive Engineer PHE, Mohammad Shafi told Kashmir Reader that water supply got halted due to some necessary construction had to be carried on the filtration plant. “People need to worry, water filtration has not failed. Filtered water will be supplied tomorrow in the area. However, due to frequent power cuts, water supply remains affected sometimes.