Jamshedpur, Jan 24: Jamshedpur East MLA Saryu Roy inspected the water treatment facility and other infrastructure of the Moharda drinking water project at Baridih this afternoon.
He said that there have been complaints from various residents that water collected from taps at their house have bad odour.
Though, the Tata Steel entity claims and findings by Yugantar Bharati water testing lab found the water from the supply point to be as per WHO norms. It seems there are some defects in the supply line causing poor quality water to come out from taps. I have asked for more frequent checking of water samples from houses to find the exact reason for this problem.
Incidentally, the Rs 28-crore Moharda drinking water project, the pet project of the former Chief Minister Raghubar Das, is yet be fully operational. After the agreement, former Jusco will be supplying water using the infrastructure at the Moharda drinking water project.
The foundation stone of the water project of the project was laid by the then Chief Minister Arjun Munda and then state urban development minister Raghubar Das in September 2006. It was scheduled to be complete in 2008. The project is expected to provide piped drinking water to around 1.5 lakhs populace residing in Bagunhatu, Bagunnagar, Baridih, Birsanagar, Moharda and Hurlung.
The MLA also expressed concern over poor condition of the poles of water treatment plant (WTP) and erosion at the embankment of Subernarekha river at Baridih from where intake well of the WTP is located.