Shopian faces water scarcity in wake of freezing temperatures
Shopian, Jan 19: Residents of several areas in Shopian town have a general complaint that owing to freezing temperatures, the water in the water supply pipes has frozen due to which they are facing acute water shortage from last 3 days.
Residents here said that they are using heat for thawing the frozen water in the pipes. “This technique is proving very hectic to us. We demand the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department to come up with some alternatives so that to ensure uninterrupted water supply to our areas,” they added.
They further said, the problem is being witnessed in areas like Taing mohalla, Baba mohalla, Chowgam, Gagren Memendhr Bongam, Hergam.
When contacted Executive Engineer PHE Shopian, Nissar Ahmad Shah, said: “We have set up control rooms for the public and the residents of the Shopian town who are facing any issues with water supply should our contact control room for getting their issued resolved.”