AALO, July 3: Efforts are underway to restore water supply to Aalo town following a heavy landslide triggered by incessant rainfall on June 29.

The landslide near the Sipu river bridge severely damaged the 300 mm diameter main ductile iron pipeline supplying water from the Ene source to the township.

Additionally, the Nigmoi-Aalo bypass PWD road has also been blocked due to the incident.

Officials said approximately 60 meters of the pipeline have been affected, with some pipes washed away and others buried in mud.

In addition, the 65 mm GI pipeline supplying water to Yeggo village has suffered similar damage, being broken, buried, and washed away in the landslide.

Efforts to clear the landslide and recover the pipes are underway, with one Poclain machine currently engaged, and another scheduled to join tomorrow.

“The restoration of water supply is expected to take around 10 days after the landslide is cleared, as the PHE and Water Supply department works on fitting and fixing the pipes,” officials said.

The residents of Aalo have been urged to bear with the inconvenience caused by this natural disaster.

Meanwhile, residents of some colonies in Aalo town, particularly those in lower areas, are receiving regulated water supply from Hide and Hisum sources.

For other colonies, especially those in higher regions, water is being supplied via hired tankers in coordination with the district administration and colony presidents/secretaries.