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DC Noklak urges PHED to initiate necessary steps for quality water in the district

DC Noklak urges PHED to initiate necessary steps for quality water in the district

Kohima, September 04 (NEx): Deputy Commissioner Noklak, Reny Wilfred, IAS paid a visit to PHE water supply sources of Noklak town on September 02, 2020 along with Admin Officers, DBs, PHED, representatives from Students Union and Village Council members, on receiving numerous concerns raised regarding the poor quality of water supply in Noklak Town and its surrounding villages which causes a lot of water borne diseases, a report from the DIPR said.

After inspecting the spot and the surrounding areas, DC and his team found that the water source is being contaminated by dung and urine of mithuns and wild animals which visit the same source to drink water.

The water source which are directly connected to the streams are being 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, particularly during monsoon seasons. Therefore, the urgent need of having fencing facilities in the sources and filtration tanks is required at the earliest.

DC urged the PHED to initiate necessary steps to improve the water source and install necessary filtration mechanisms under available provision.

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