Wasa Nirapod Pani Andolon organized the march
Demanding safe Wasa water, people took part in a march in Dhaka.
The march kicked off in Jurain around 10:30am on Friday and ended near a CNG station in Shonir Akhra around 11am.
Wasa Nirapod Pani Andolon organized the march.
The group also distributed leaflets—in Jurain, Mohammadpur, Doniya, and Shonir Akhra—on Thursday night.
According to a TIB report, 51.5% of all Dhaka Wasa consumers in the capital reported that the water they receive was visibly filthy, while 41.4% complained that their water smelled terrible.
Poor water quality all year round was also reported by 34.5% of Wasa users.
On May 7, advocates for safe water asked Dhaka Wasa to take responsibility for the quality of water it supplies, following a myriad of complaints by angry consumers from around the city.
The platform, named Wasa Nirapod Pani Andolon, announced a five-point charter of demands, which include: clean water to be supplied everywhere; compensation for people who have fallen sick consuming dirty water; reimbursement for bills paid for polluted water; an investigation into Wasa's inefficiency; and resignation of the Dhaka Wasa MD if he fails to fulfil his responsibilities.