But gone are those days as not just no fresh tap is being installed but the older ones are either becoming dry or disappearing altogether.
This is compounding things for the people as the town’s population has been showing an upswing. As for the reasons, they are varied. Some of the connections have been grabbed by some families, depriving the people at large of the principal sources of drinking water. Some of the taps have disappeared as the supply was erratic. Asked, Kurseong Municipality water works in- charge, Subash Pradhan said things got dismal during the GNLF era in the Hills.
“However, now most of the residents have their own private connections, provided by the civic body,” he said, adding that they would do everything to rise to the occasion to ease the drinking water crisis.
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