GUWAHATI: The Guwahati Jal Board (GJB) has faced constant criticism over their failure to ensure proper water supply in the city. At a time when people in several areas are facing problems due to walling water levels, huge amounts of clean water leaking out of the pipes have raised questions regarding the actions of the concerned authorities.
In yet another incident, a key pipeline for water supply located on the road leading to the Geetanagar Mandir has been leaking huge amounts of water in the past few days. Even after the local people put in several complaints regarding the development to the concerned authorities, no action has been taken in this regard.
A local resident mentioned, “On one side, several parts of Guwahati are not receiving water as the authorities have not laid pipelines, and they are suffering because of the decreasing groundwater levels. On the other side, they keep wasting thousands of litres of clean water in the areas that they supply water.” Another person questioned, “How hard is it actually to maintain pipes, or have they used such low-quality materials and workers that the people of the city have to see leaking pipes almost every other day? And the amount of negligence is so high; we have called them many times, yet they have not repaired this leaky pipe and continue to waste water every day.”