Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Tough times are back for the people at Sudma Nagar with monsoon hitting the city. The septic tank near the area gets overloaded very often and the streets get waterlogged. “Not only do the streets get waterlogged, but water enters their homes too. The sewage water from the septic tank flows back into the toilets and enters the house, making the situation worse,” said Anshul Mahalkari, a resident of Sudama Nagar.
The situation gets worse when it rains as it increases the flow of backwaters into the hoses letting the sewage water into the homes. “We’ve been complaining to the authorities, but all our complaints have fallen on deaf ears. We’ve collectively written to the authorities and have called the CM helpline, but no one responds,” said Anshul Solanki, another resident of the colony. Anshul informed Free Press that the authorities do take action sometimes, but the solution provided is temporary. The residents of the colony are still looking for a permanent solution.
The residents said they had been experiencing such incidents for the past many years and waterlogging has now become a regular feature of the colony. Uma Maheshwari, yet another resident, said, “The sewage water starts entering the house as soon as it rains heavily. It even enters the kitchen and bedrooms; it creates a situation where we can’t even cook food properly.”
Anshul said the authorities always make excuses by saying that pipes or the connection installed in the colony are 30 years old and no permanent solution is possible.
‘For others, the rainy season is a time to rejoice. For us, it’s the time to be afraid of dirty water flooding our homes and of waterborne diseases. For Indore to be the cleanest city in the truest sense, it’s high time the administration looked for a permanent solution to this hazard’ — Anshul Mahalkari, resident, Sudama Nagar.
‘Being a working woman, it’s very difficult for me to take time out of work to clean the house every single time it rains. We’re desperately seeking a permanent solution to this’ — Vibhuti Khede, resident, Sudama Nagar.
‘Being an aged citizen, it becomes difficult for me to continuously work to get rid of the waterlogging in our house. My only appeal to the authorities is to resolve this issue as soon as possible’ — Kusum Sharma, resident, Sudama Nagar.
‘Sewage water enters the kitchen and dining areas of the house, giving rise to an unhealthy atmosphere and disease-causing germs. We’ve already installed all the new sewage connections in our house, but the sewage waterlogging seems to have no solution’ — Uma Maheshwari, resident, Sudama Nagar.
‘We face much problems during the rains. Sewage water overflows onto the road and, many a time, it enters residents’ homes. No action is taken by the authorities concerned even after complaints on CM helpline and 311’ — Anshul solanki, resident, Sudama Nagar.
‘A pool of drainage water forms in our area and no action has been taken so far. Because of this drainage water, the road stinks and it has also become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and houseflies’ — Lavina Solanki, resident, Sudama Nagar.
‘I’ve complained many times to the people concerned, but they have hardly visited one or two times. We need a final solution of this issue’ — Hariom Bangar, resident, Sudama Nagar.