Water samples taken from Hyderabad found contaminated

Hyderabad: Water samples taken from Telangana’s Gulshannagar, Taleemamlapur, Karwan, Jangam Basti, Gandhinagar, West Marredpally and Old Mallepally were found contaminated with bacterias and could not qualify bacteriological tests.

A report by Deccan Chronicle said, The Institute of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Health Systems tested 135 sample taken from the city for Water Board’s Quality Assurance Test on May 21 and May 22. These 135 samples were found to be contaminated with diarrhoea, cholera and gastroenteritis causing bacterias.

As per the sources, contamination is occurring due to the mixing of drinking water with flow from sewer lines that run parallel to each other. “We have never experienced this phenomenon before. The smell is unbearable,” said Baghlingampally resident B. Damodhar. The residents had raised complaints of torn pipelines but the authorities did not visit the place, he said.

On the other hand, QAT general manager R.V.S.S.S.N. Raju refused to comment on the issue and asked about the authenticity of the report. Water Board’s director (operations) Azmeer Krishna said that he was unaware of the issue but would resolve it immediately.