Delhi: Water supply likely to remain affected in some parts
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Saturday said water supply in parts of the capital is likely to remain affected for a week due to the reduced availability of raw water from the Upper Ganga Canal. The DJB said that the production capacity at Sonia Vihar and Bhagirathi water treatment plants was reduced by 25 percent to 30 percent. Here's more.
The situation may remain same for a week: DJB
"Water supply in areas of East Delhi, Northeast Delhi, South Delhi, and NDMC will remain affected in the evening. The situation may remain so for a week until the situation improves," it said. Delhi gets 250 million gallons of raw water a day through the Upper Ganga Canal, officials said, adding around 200 million gallons a day (MGD) is being received at present.
High ammonia concentration, less water in Yamuna affected production capacity
On Wednesday, the high ammonia concentration in the Yamuna and less water in the river had affected the "production" capacity at Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants - which supply around 228 MGD drinking water to people in Delhi. At present, ammonia concentration at the Wazirabad barrage is three parts per million (PPM), a DJB official said.
DJB's Vice-Chairman had requested Haryana CM to address the issue
The Wazirabad and Chandrawal water treatment plants are supplying 184 MGD of drinking water currently. DJB Vice-Chairman Raghav Chadha had on Wednesday written to the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, requesting him to address the issue of a short supply of raw water, adding, that industrial waste discharged into the Haryana drains reaches the Wazirbad barrage, polluting Yamuna downstream.
Water supply in Delhi was affected in March 2021 also
On March 15 also, DJB had informed that the water supply will remain affected in certain parts of the city due to the annual flushing program of the Hindu Rao Reservoir, as reported by Mint. Areas such as Hindu Rao Hospital, Civil Line areas, Chandni Chowk, Kashmiri Gate, Mori Gate, etc. were affected.