SHILLONG, June 23: The State Development Reforms Commission (SDRC) with an eye to provide safe, clean and pure drinking water to all localities of Shillong town and its adjacent villages conducted a spot verification of the Dam of GSWSS at Mawphlang, treatment plant, water reservoir at Mawphlang and the twin reservoir at 4 ½ miles Upper Shillong on Wednesday, a press release said. The inspection was conducted following numerous complaints, grievances voiced by the members of the public that PHE water received in public taps of the localities and individual households especially in monsoon season is muddy, oily and unsafe for human consumption. During the course of the inspections and interactions with the officials concerned, it was found that the water at Mawphlang reservoir was found to be clean on physical inspection by the Commission but the sample of water collected and physically inspected by the Commission from the twin reservoirs at 4 ½ miles was found to be oily. The water from the twin reservoir is then transported to the feeder main that are located in different parts of the Shillong city.
SDRC conducts inspection