WASA water wasted in city amid water scarcity
Published : Saturday, 16 November, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 350
Water from WASA pipeline in Dhanmondi continued to spill over an area of Dhanmondi on Friday after Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) cut off
a water pipe line during cleaning sewerage line.
While a significant number of city dwellers are suffering from acute water crisis such wastage of water in Dhanmondi 21 (C block) drew flak from people of the capital.
Workers who were cleaning sewerage line said they had cut the water pipe during soil digging to clean the sewerage system.
Asked if they had brought the matter into the notice of the officials concerned a worker said they really didn't know who were responsible for dealing with this issue.
However, while contacted Uttam Kumar Roy of the DSCC said they had control room having a phone number '9556014' and asked this reporter to contact the number.
"Today is holiday; I cannot talk to you. I am giving you this number, just contact the office," he said.
When asked if this is the responsibility of a reporter or the official of the DNCC should take initiative he said he did not know and he hung up.
When this correspondent made a phone call to the given number one Abdul Haque he advised this correspondent to talk the WASA officials to take proper steps.
Talking to the Daily Observer, architect Iqbal Habib said the DSCC and other government bodies including WASA should work comprehensively.
He said there should be some mechanism and somebody should be responsible for such acts.
"They behave like they are not responsible for any problem and play a blame game. This is not expected from any government officials. They should communicate with each other and should solve the problem jointly," he said.