Water supply will be available at low pressure, says DJB

  • | Tuesday | 27th February, 2024

n The water supply will be available at low pressure due to high level of pollutants being received in Yamuna river at Wazirabad pond, the Delhi Jal Board on Monday said. Issuing a notification on social media platform X, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said, Due to high level of pollutants (Ammonia more than 2.5 ppm) being received in River Yamuna at Wazirabad pond, water supply will be available at low pressure till the situation improves. Residents are advised to store sufficient quantity of water in advance as per requirement. Water tanker will be available on request.  Shortage in water supply, mud accumulation in water buckets and sewage smells in water are some of the problems that the Resident Welfare Associations in North, South and Central Delhi have raised.  The RWA presidents have alleged that despite making several complaints in the past, no action has been taken by the Delhi Jal Board to resolve the issue.  North Delhi RWA president Ashok Bhasin claimed that the frequency of shortage in water supply went up in the last 15 days and that the supply comes for barely 30 minutes a day.  There has been shortage in water supply and the quality of water also deteriorated. We get notification every other day that water supply will be affected and dont know how long will this go on. The frequency of shortage in water supply went up in the last 15 days, Bhasin said.  The ammonia levels at Wazirabad pond is more than 2.5ppm, whereas the maximum treatable limit is 1ppm.  Speaking about the deteriorating water quality in Karol Bagh, the RWA president of the area, Geeta Puri, claimed that even as the residents store water in buckets due to shortage in supply, mud gets accumulated in water buckets.  With shortage in water supply, we are advised to store water in buckets. But when we do that, we can see mud getting accumulated in the buckets. A thin layer of mud can be seen lying in the bottom of the bucket after a while, Puri said.  She further said that not just mud accumulation in buckets, but the water also smells like sewage time to time.  It is not just about shortage in water supply, the water is muddy and it even smells like sewage water time to time. We made complaints several times but nobody paid heed to it, the Karol Bagh RWA president said.  Expressing distress over shortage of water supply, Jangpura RWA president Monu Chadha claimed that despite registering multiple complaints with the concerned departments, no action has been taken by them.  The problem of water supply has increased in the last two weeks. We reached out to the concerned departments and registered complaints but nothing has been done about it, Chadha claimed.

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