In consonance with the firm commitment of the State Government to provide potable drinking water to the flood affected villages at the earliest, the experts from the State Level Water Testing Laboratory, Mohali have started monitoring the contamination level of water supply schemes in the marooned villages of Shahkot Sub Division of Jalandhar.
Divulging the details, the official Spokesman of government of Punjab informed that in Shahkot Sub Division there were nine water supply schemes viz. Manak, Mehrajwala, Kang Khurd, Kang Kalan, Mundi Cholian, Nasirpur, Mandala, Yusafpur Darewal and Gidderpindi from where water is supplied to the residents. However, due to floods all these schemes are submerged in water resulting in every possibility of water in these schemes being contaminated.
Hence, to examine the quality of water, experts from the State Level Water Testing Laboratory, Mohali have been pressed into service. They would check the level of contamination before the water supply is restored through these schemes.
The Spokesperson said that the team of experts is visiting the water supply schemes in the affected villages and are checking the contamination levels in a highly professional manner. He said that after getting a go ahead from the experts, the water supply in the villages through the pipes would be restored. In the meanwhile, the administration is providing clean water to villages through tankers and even packaged drinking water is being supplied.
He said that massive efforts are afoot to restore the supply of water and no stone was being left unturned to supply clean and potable drinking water to the people.