Though Kerala Water Authority (KWA) has claimed that the new pipeline from SN Junction to Puthiyakavu was laid to resolve the water scarcity in Tripunithura, it proves otherwise in some areas.
The residents at Thekkumbhagam said they have been facing acute shortage of potable water for the past two months.
While KWA authorities blame the leakage at spots where the pipes interconnect, the technical committee members of Tripunithura Rajanagari Union of Residents Association (TRURA) say the KWA has not ensured perfection in pipe-laying work.
“The KWA has not monitored the pipe-laying work and they allowed the contractor to conduct the interconnections by himself. As a result, there are leakages at some spots and there is a chance that ir might get worse,” they said.
Meanwhile, the TRURA members took out a protest march to KWA’s section office on Friday demanding an immediate solution to the water scarcity in the area. Hundreds of residents participated in the protest and it was inaugurated by Freedom fighter Thilakan Kavanal.
“Though the KWA authorities promised to resume the water supply before August 26, no concrete action has been taken in this regard till now,” he said. Former Corporation opposition leader A B Sabhu, CPI member Aji Kumar, BJP member V R Vijayakumar and TRURA general convener V C Jayendran was also present. KWA authorities said the leakage will be fixed and water supply will be resumed within couple of days. TRURA chairman V P Prasad was present.