Residents of Juhu Koliwada have not been receiving water supply for the last six days.
On Sunday, the residents frantically called the K-west ward officer and staff for help, and even took to the streets in protest. Following this, water supply was restored for some time, but the situation worsened again on Monday.
According to residents, the problem started last week when the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) put a new pipeline in place.
After having dealt with water scarcity for the past two or three years, this time, the residents were angry when water supply was cut off completely. Although the BMC sends tankers now and then, the water is not sufficient for the whole locality, they said.
Larson Fernandes, a civic activist from Juhu, said that officials from K-west ward say that the new line has been laid near Centaur Hotel, which is high pressure line. Due to this, the old pipelines with old valves are becoming airtight.
Because of this pressure, air bubbles are forming, obstructing water passage.
“They keep giving technical reasons which the common man can’t understand. We’ve been not receiving water since past five days and need water,” Fernandes added.
Vishwas Shankarwar, assistant commissioner from K-west ward, assured that they are checking old pipelines and valves and added that water supply will be restored within a day or two.