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Goalpara residents complain of dirty water supply


GOALPARA, Aug 24 - Residents of Goalpara town have been complaining that they are still getting muddy and contaminated water supplied by the Assam Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Board (AUWS&SB), Goalpara unit under Dhubri division since the month of July.

In this regard a public complaint was lodged against the AUWS&SB earlier with the district administration which then directed the Public Health Engineering Department to conduct a chemical, physical and bacteriological test of the water supplied by the Board to the residents.

According to official sources the water was found to be unsafe due to turbidity and excess iron as per the findings of the PHE division. Accordingly the PHE division, advised the residents not to use the water for drinking and other purposes and asked the AUWS&SB to take necessary steps for rectification immediately in the interest of public health and safety.

According to social worker Sailen Das who is also a resident facing the water problem said that the problem has worsened as the residents cannot even wash their clothes due to the mud which is clearly visible in the water supplied by the Board. Das also demanded immediate rectification of the problem including if any, filtration problem so that clean and potable water is supplied to the residents of the town without interruption.

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