GUWAHATI, July 15 - The Guwahati Jal Board organised a public awareness meeting on the water supply projects being initiated by the State Government at Samannay Path in Sarumataria on July 13.
The meeting was held in cooperation with the Samannay Unnayan Samiti, stated a press release.
Officials said at the meet that the Government of Assam has undertaken the projects to eradicate the day-to-day drinking water-related problems of the people of Guwahati.
The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is implementing four new water supply projects to provide state-of-the-art drinking water facilities to the people of Guwahati, they said.
After the completion of these projects, the water supply services, along with operation and maintenance for the whole city, will be managed by the Guwahati Jal Board.
The project officials pointed out that the Sarumataria area is under the South Central Guwahati Water Supply Project, and that the pipe laying and road restoration works have been completed at Samannay Path in the area.
A documentary on the project was screened at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a PowerPoint presentation describing the project details.
People present in the meeting expressed concern over the pressure of water in the new water supply project as the existing pipe water supply system in the area has the problem with regard to pressure.
The residents also wanted to know about the registration fee for new water supply connections and the overall completion period of the water supply project, while assuring their support and cooperation for the smooth implementation of the project.