Surface Water Supply Scheme to ensure potable water to 85 villages in Moga
MOGA, December 4, 2019: Reiterating its commitment to provide clean and safe water to its residents, Government of Punjab is implementing a Surface Water Supply Scheme with assistance of World Bank in 85 villages in Baghapurana and Nihal Singh Wala block where water quality has deteriorated. The Department of Water Supply and Sanitation is all set to implement Large Surface Water Supply Scheme project for the residents of affected villages by the mid of the year 2020.
The project estimated to cost Rs 176.11 crores funded by World Bank will provide potable water to nearly 4 lakh residents residing in 70000 houses. A water treatment plant is being set up at Daudhar village.
Divulging the details, XEN Water Supply and Sanitation JS Chahal said that as of now 85 per cent of the work has been completed and the project is expected to be implemented by the mid of the year 2020. As per the information, these 85 villages were reported to be affected by traces of uranium and heavy metals.
Chahal said that this project would provide potable water to the households in the selected villages and water testing lab will be set up to keep a check on water quality periodically.
Chahal said to create awareness about project, three days long massive awareness campaign was organised to sensitise the 4 lacs residents about the benefits of the surface water scheme, tariff, water metering, volumetric charging and its module besides motivating residents to obtain piped water supply connections, water quality issues and water conservation.
Meanwhile, different communication tools including audio video-jingles, inter-personal communication, Muniyadi through publicity vans, religious appeals, school rallies, fliers, sticking scheme information stickers at prominent places are being used to promote water supply connections at the household levels.