Mangaluru, July 24, 2015: Taps in Jalligudde area in Mangaluru City Corporation limits have gone dry since the past three weeks, that too in the thick of monsoon. Residents are facing a tough time and are forced to collect rain water for their daily needs. It is indeed a surprise that the area is facing water problems even during monsoons.
The reason for the problem though is not known, residents point out that Jalligudde area lacks proper drainage system too adding to the existing problems. There are nearly 200 houses in the area and the scarcity of water has made life more difficult for them.
Residents complain that so far the elected representatives have not come to their aid. Many residents even aired their problems and the difficulties they faced in fetching water. Many have been using rain water to drink after filtering it.
The locals have already complained to the Mayor. The residents say though the Mayor promised to visit their area on July 23, she failed to keep up her words.