MTLT serves 7 day ultimatum to PHED

MTLT serves 7 day ultimatum to PHED

Dimapur, September 16: Concerned over the total stoppage of water supply in Mokokchung Town by the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), the Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT) met the PHED on September 14 and issued an ultimatum to the department.
According to MTLT, because of non-payment of electricity bill amounting to Rs 66,000 by the PHED to the Power Department, the power supply to the main pump house was disconnected, which led to the stoppage of water supply in the whole town for almost 4 months.
It said out of 1.3 lakh population, only 2300 households have water pipeline connection as per department’s record. The MTLT expressed surprise as to why the department cannot manage proper supply of water to these small populations of consumers, though the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India, says that a person should get 70 litres of water per day.
MTLT also raised the problem of water sourcing from Litsami village and informed that the main pipeline from Litsami which covers a stretch of 30 kms has been disconnected in certain areas due to landslides. However, the department has paid no heed to the problem and it remains overlooked.
The MTLT also commented on the condition of the two water pump machines of the PHE department. MTLT requested the concerned department to upgrade the old pumping machine to 50 hp and also provide two additional water pumps at the main pump house.
Angetyongpang is the only water source that is helping the town (Mokokchung ) survive is also drying up and with Litsami water source being disconnected, the citizens are unable to meet the daily water requirements.
The MTLT urged the PHED to resolve the matters with all seriousness in the interest of the public failing of which, the MTLT will take its own course of action.
(Page News Service)