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Drinking water scarcity in Anthiyur

Staff Reporter

The town gets supply once in five days The people are forced to buy water. The borewells here always witness long queues



PRECIOUS COMMODITY: An old woman and her grand daughter collecting water from gate valve of water mains at 15th ward in Anthiyur. - PHOTO: M. GOVARTHAN

ERODE: The Anthiyur town, a powerloom-weaving centre, is suffering from acute water scarcity.

The town is depending on Cauvery River for their water supply and due to poor flow in the river, the pumping has been made to a minimum level. The town is getting drinking water supply only once in five days.

But the residents complained that they were getting water only once in six or seven days and that too for only one-hour. The people were forced to buy water by paying huge money. The borewells here were witnessing long queue always.

Some people were using water collected from the leaking main pipeline.

Even the school children were asked to wait and collect water from the leaking mains by the parents. The Panchayat officials said that they were providing water once in four days and said all the borewells in the town had enough water.

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