Home / Sylhet / Water crisis hits Sylhet city life

Water crisis hits Sylhet city life

24Sylhet city dwellers are in extreme woes as water crisis is going from bad to worse here with the onset of summer.Scarcity of pure drinking water amid extreme heat is making life of the townspeople unbearable and the situation is getting worse gradually, the residents experienced serious water crisis in different areas including at Mirabazar, Kumarpara, Upashahar, Dargah Mohalla, Darshan Deuri, Danriapara, Mirzajangal, Shahieidgah, Sheikhghat, Ponitula, Bagbari, Chalibandar, Manipuri Rajbari, Ambarkhana Barobazaar, Shibganj and Subid Bazaar.Every day, people are seen waiting in long queues to collect water in various places.In most areas,
Sylhet City Corporation does not supply water more than one or two hours.On the other hand, there are some areas where water is not supplied even for once in a day.City corporation sources said per day demand of water in the city is 50 cubic feet according to the population but the supply of water is less than half.Besides, due to fall in groundwater level, water cannot be lifted in many areas through deep tube-wells.
Executive engineer of SCC admitted that they could not supply water at present as per the requirement of the city dwellers.
Sakila Akhtar, a resident of Shibganj, said they face acute water crisis almost every day, which hampers cooking and their other household chores.
Sima Roy of Dargahpara said they are not getting water in time for long.Recently, the problem has become more severe, she added.