Dimapur, September 3: Following concerns raised from various section of the society over poor quality of water supply in Noklak town and its surrounding villages leading to water borne diseases, the Deputy Commissioner Noklak, Reny Wilfred, IAS has directed the PHED to initiate necessary steps to improve water source and install necessary filtration mechanisms under available provision.
The DC gave the directives after visiting the PHE water supply sources of Noklak town on September 2 along with administrative officers, DBs, PHED, representatives from students’ union and village council.
After inspecting the spot and the surrounding areas, the DC and his team found that the water source is being contaminating by droppings with dung and urine by mithuns and wild animals, which visit the same source to drink water.
The water sources, which are directly connected to the streams, are supplied to the citizens of Noklak town without any proper water purification system and filtrations tanks, according to the PHE department.
The water source is located at a distance of more than 3 Kms away from Noklak town while there is another water source located approximately 12 Kms away from the town prone to damages every now and then particular during monsoon seasons, it was informed.
(Page News Service)