40% Top Floor Houses in Chandigarh Suffer from Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure seems to be troublesome for residents living on top floors in various sectors in Chandigarh.  As many as 40% of the houses in Chandigarh are facing the problem of low water pressure. Direct supply water from Municipality supply comes for few hours in the morning and few in evening. On top of that the low water pressure is forcing people living on first, second and upper floors to carry water buckets from ground floor.

Taking into view the complaints of low water pressure by the city residents MC officials visited various parts of the city for a survey of the situation. According to the survey done by the MC officials a report has been prepared. The report of the municipal officials stated that low water pressure problem is common for top floor (2nd floor) of approximately 40% of the houses in Chandigarh.

Municipal Corporation Water Supply in Chandigarh Report

A total 550 houses were visited by MC officials in various parts of the city. A number of complaints were also received by the officials during the survey. Here are main findings.

  • Around 220 house owners have complained about the problem of low water supply on top floor.
  • 10 houses complained of muddy water supply.
  • 40 houses were challaned for the misuse of water. They were imposed fine of Rs. 2000 for violations. Fine would be added to the water bills of the violators.

Mainly the people living in sectors 16, 18, 19, 20, 21,  22, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 44, 43, 45, 47, 48 and 61, and Kajheri, Dhanas and Mani Majra are facing the problem of low water pressure on upper floors.

Chandigarh residents had complained several times about the problems of low water pressure and muddy water supply to the municipal corporation. But MC officials have not been able to take any permanent action to curb the water problems in city. Though MC has started a drive to prevent water wastage by the citizens where a challan of Rs. 2000 is issued to anyone found watering lawns, washing cars or misusing water in any way. The drive has helped in preventing water wastage but the residents are still not getting sufficient water supply especially on upper floors.

Just like any other big city, Chandigarh too is facing water shortage during summer season. The pressure in pipelines is so low that it becomes difficult to fill in water tanks which are fixed on the roof top of houses. While, there is no permanent solution to this problem as of now, but the concerned authorities have been alarmed.

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Harpreet Kaur

Harpreet Dandiwal is a medical professional who works at a reputed hospital in Chandigarh. The passion for writing and love for Chandigarh makes Harpreet a contributing author on ChandigarhMetro.com.