New Delhi, Jan 5: Water supply in maximum of the Delhi will remain disrupted for next few days due to increased pollution in Yamuna, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said on Friday. “Due to pollution in Yamuna, water pumping from Wazirabad, Chandrawal, Okhla plants etc. likely to be affected for next few days in North Delhi, Central Delhi, parts of West Delhi, parts of South Delhi, Delhi Cantt and NDMC areas,” DJB was quoted as saying by ANI.
Earlier, residents of Delhi in north and central Delhi and NDMC and Delhi Cantt areas faced a similar problem on first two days of the New Year. Parts of west Delhi and south Delhi, too, received water at low pressure as pumping of water from Wazirabad, Chandrawal, Haiderpur-I , Haiderpur- II, Okhla, Dwarka, Bawana and Nangloi plants was affected due to a spike in industrial pollutants as well as rising ammonia levels in Yamuna.
As per the treatment and quality control wing of DJB ammonia level ideally should be nil.
Earlier in mid-October, a similar situation arose when taps in entire south and east Delhi went dry. Meanwhile, the DJB has advised the people to store sufficient quantity of water in advance as per their requirement. “Water tankers will be available on DJB helpline numbers,” it added.