Write a Letter to the Editor about the Irregular Supply of Water

Formal letters are official letters written to persons in their official capacity or to a company. They are formal in nature. Nothing in such letters should be personal or intimate.

The subjects include inquiry, remittance order, reference, request, etc. The important thing is to word the letter correctly, keep the letter to the point and maintain the formal tone.

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Example 1

Question: Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the irregular supply of water. You are Rekha living in Garia.

Hints: Highlight the issue- Time span of the existing problem-How it affects regular life- Address the concerned authority to resolve the issue at the soonest.

12 Garia
Kolkata- 700084

June 5, 2021

The Editor
The Hindu
47, S.N.Banerjee Road
Kolkata 700016

Subject: Irregular supply of water

Sir

On behalf of the residents, I would like to raise a burning issue that we have been facing for not less than three consecutive years. It is the irregular supply of water that is turning our daily lives into misery. I would like to ask you to make our voice heard so that the problem comes to the attention of the relevant ministry and is rectified as soon as possible.

Water is another name for life. In our daily life, the office workers, the school children and the housewife suffer a lot when the taps run dry in the morning. Cooking, washing, cleaning and everything else falls by the wayside so that life becomes hell and we realize that cleanliness is next to godliness. To make matters worse, sometimes we have to fetch water from the street wells to drink. Thus, everyone who belongs to this region has suffered endlessly not only in their personal life but also in their social life as they fail to respond to their duties on time.

Under these circumstances, we would like to request the Urban Development Minister to take the necessary measures to end our problem in the shortest possible time.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully
Rekha Das


Example 2

Question: Being a responsible citizen you want to resolve the issue of irregular supply of drinking water in your village. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper in about 120,-150 words.

Hints: Focus on the issue- Mention the area- Highlight the problems-How it affects the villagers-Request a solution to the burning issue.

E, Khanakul
Hoogli

July 5, 2021

The Telegraph
6 Prafulla Sarkar Street
Kolkata- 70001

Subject: Irregular supply of drinking water.

Sir

Through the columns of your esteemed daily newspaper, I bring to the attention of the competent authorities the irregular supply of drinking water in our area.

We live in a flood-stricken area and are in great distress after the recent flood because we do not have pure drinking water. More than five thousand people live in our locality. All tube wells are underwater and drinking water has become unhygienic. The authorities have not done anything to construct new tube wells. Either we have to walk for miles to fetch drinking water or we have to buy it from the vendors at a very high price. Water is the basic requirement for life and it is shameful that our authorities are not providing it to the people.

I hope the authorities will come forward to alleviate the sufferings of the people by ensuring the availability of freshwater.

Yours faithfully
Dipayan Das


Example 3

Question: You are Tarun of Jadavpur. Your area is suffering from a scarcity of fresh water. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper in about 120-150 words about the irregular supply of water.

Hints: Mention the area that is suffering- Cause of suffering- How are the people affected- Offer suggestions if you have any- Press the authority to take immediate steps

1/A Jadavpur
Kolkata- 700032

June 2, 2021

The Statesman
Chowringhee Square
Kolkata- 70001

Subject: Scarcity of water in the Jadavpur area.

Sir

On behalf of the people of Jadavpur, I would like to request you to publish in the columns of your esteemed daily this letter of serious concern to attract the attention of the concerned authority.

We have been suffering from an irregular water supply for a long time. The taps and tube wells of the locality have not been functioning properly for a long time. The poor condition of some tube wells has resulted in unhygienic drinking water. As a result, an epidemic can break out at any time. It is not possible for many to continue buying packaged water. We have requested the authority to set up water tanks in the locality until the problem is solved. But all our repeated requests and petitions have gone up in smoke.

So I think the Corporation should take effective steps to ensure proper water supply before the onset of monsoon to rectify the long-standing problem.

Yours Sincerely
Tarun Sengupta


Example 4

Question: Write a letter to the municipality complaining against the insufficient and irregular supply of water in your locality. Do not forget to mention that the water pressure is very low.

Hints: Position of present supply-Insufficient- Some troubles- Prayer for more and longer supply- Pressure to increase

11A Sodepur
North 24 Pargana

April 2, 2021

The Statesman
Chowringhee Square
Kolkata- 70001

Subject: Irregular supply of water and deplorable conditions of tube wells

Sir

I, on behalf of the people of Mirpur Block of Burdwan, would like to draw your kind attention to the concerned authorities through your esteemed daily about the irregular supply of water in our area.

The residents of the mentioned area are suffering from acute scarcity of water. Three tube wells are choked up and have not been repaired from than a year. Few taps which are still working have very low pressure of water. Life without water is now less than a misery. Due to the irregular supply of water, it is hard for everyone to keep with time. With summer approaching the problem may get worse as we need more water during summer.

In view of the above, I request you kindly to arrange some tube wells in the locality to save the people from any further sufferings from the shortage of drinking water. Please repair the existing taps so the water flow gets increased.

Yours sincerely
Tripti Dey


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