Parched localities to be doubly hit if water is further rationed

Parched localities to be doubly hit if water is further rationed

The district administration is yet to officially start rationing water, but for residents of many localities in the city, this concept isn’t foreign to them.

Nanjamma, a resident of T K Layout, says that water was supplied only once in three days, and not for more than two hours. “By the time we complete the house hold chores and prepare ourselves to stock up the water, the supply is stopped,” she adds.

Another resident, Pacchappa, said that the two borewells in the area had also dried up, worsening the situation for them.

He alleged that authorities concerned had completely neglected Chamaraja Assembly constituency, while the Krishnaraja constituency had been given “special treatment”.
Gowramma, a resident of Janatha Nagar said that water was supplied to her area during wee hours of the morning.

Shruthi, teacher at Supreme Public School and resident of the same locality, said that supply of Cauvery water was a rarity, and they were forced to depend on borewell water.  She said that despite repeated representation, their problem had not been addressed. “Borewell water which is not good for health. We have been seeking for supply of soft water, but it has gone completely unnoticed,” she added.

Vishalakshi, a resident of 5th main road in Jayalakshmipuram urged the authorities to announce the timings of water supply. “For the four days, we haven’t received a single drop of water,” she added. 

Mysore city receives both Cauvery and Kabini water. 

Mahadevamma, corporator, ward no 63, staged a protest on Friday along with residents in front of Pump House near Lalith Mahal Arch Gate, demanding water supply to her area. She said that only a few lanes of Siddartha Layout received water only once on four or five days. The problem has prevailed for over a month. Two water tankers containing 6,000 gallons each is sent to the locality, which does not meet the requirements. “Not more than 10 houses are benefitted from the tanker supply,” she added.

She also urged the authorities to take measures to supply water properly, in case of failure of power supply.