Nagavali river polluted with drain water

Nagavali river polluted with drain water
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Nagavali river is passing through middle of Srikakulam city is being polluted with drain water and hospitals waste and remains Sanitary wing officials on Srikakulam municipal corporation city failed to arrest it and other line departments officials also not cooperating with the corporation to prevent merging of the drain water and hospitals waste

-Corporation officials failed to arrest it

Srikakulam: Nagavali river is passing through middle of Srikakulam city is being polluted with drain water and hospitals waste and remains. Sanitary wing officials on Srikakulam municipal corporation city failed to arrest it and other line departments’ officials also not cooperating with the corporation to prevent merging of the drain water and hospitals waste.

A big drain located adjacent to new road bridge on Nagavali river near Day and Night junction. Half of the city drain water is flowing through the drain and which is merging in Nagavali river. At least 50 hospitals are located in and around the Day and Night junction and these hospitals managements are releasing hospitals waste directly into the drain which is passing into Nagavali. As a result drain water and bio-medical waste and other objectionable remains are merging into the river. As result river water is being polluted and public fear about its consumption.

Interestingly infiltration water tanks to collect and store water from the river also located near the drain. Except chlorination of water, no other facilities like filter beds etc available to purify water. As a result city residents are inevitable consuming the polluted water every day. ‘We are cleaning the drain occasionally and asked the hospitals’ managements not to dump their bio-medical waste into drain’ municipal corporation commissioner, R.Sriramulu Naidu said. ‘We are going to sensitize people and officials concerned on merging of pollutants into Nagavali river’ executive engineer for pollution control board (PCB) T.Sudarsanam explained.

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