People who took the water from public tap at Hammalwadi in the city today were scared after seeing a tiny cobra snake in a water pot. The residents complained that the snake came through the tap along with water.

CITU district general secretary Noorjahan said that contaminated water containing mud, insects and other debris was common earlier. “Now snakes are also being spotted in the water due to the negligence of civic authorities in cleaning over head tanks.”

People are falling ill due to the supply of contaminated water. Sometimes water smells of stench, she said.

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