Kochi: Connections Given But Kwa Fails To Provide Water | Kochi News

Kochi: The corporation’s much-hyped project that aimed to provide drinking water connections to 25,000 families in Kochi has failed to achieve the desired results. As the project is nearing completion, several households that got connection almost a month ago are yet to get drinking water. Nevertheless, the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) has given them bills for their monthly consumption. Various issues like scarcity of water, leaks in the pipelines etc are the major reasons for the KWA’s failure in ensuring adequate water.“The KWA gave us a water connection more than a month ago. But we have not received even a drop of water through the pipes so far. However, the KWA, which failed to provide water, didn’t forget to send the monthly water bill,” said Joseph John Kottavalapp, a resident of Fort Kochi. “We paid a bill of Rs 70. The same is the case with 10 families which got water connections under the Amrut scheme in our area. Though we lodged complaints with KWA assistant executive engineer and local MLA, no remedial measures have been taken so far,” Joseph said.When TOI contacted KWA executive engineer in charge of the area, he feigned ignorance about such a complaint.“The pumping of water in the area is limited to just 30 minutes or 45 minutes a day. So, most of the consumers are not getting adequate water,” said Antony Kureethra, councillor from Fort Kochi division. “We had taken up the issue with the KWA officials several times. But the issue still remains unaddressed. There is water scarcity in many places like Fort Kochi, Kazhuthumuttu and Mundamveli,” Kureethra said. In the Vaduthala area also, many consumers complained about water scarcity. “Here around 10 water connections were given in the past one month. None of the households are getting water,” said Henry Austin, councillor from Vaduthala.

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