Due to the increase in ammonia in the Yamuna, the talk of the water supply being affected often comes to the fore. Now the water supply from these two water treatment plants, Wazirabad and Chandrawal, has reduced due to excess algae in the water of Yamuna. Due to this, the drinking water supply may be affected in many areas of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), Central Delhi, North Delhi, Delhi Cantt, and South Delhi. But the supply will be back to normal in a day or two.
A senior Jal Board official said Yamuna water from Wazirabad reservoir is lifted for both the plants. Algae has increased in the water of Yamuna in Wazirabad. Such a problem arises when the temperature is high. Pollution has increased in the water of Yamuna due to excess of algae. Because of this, there is a problem in the treatment of water.
Normally the filters installed in water purification plants are cleaned with clean water once in 24 hours. At present, the situation is that filters have to be cleaned every eight hours. So filters have to be cleaned thrice in 24 hours. Due to this the supply has decreased.
About 124 MGD of water is supplied daily from Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant and about 95 MGD from Wazirabad Plant. Whereas at present, about 120 MGD of water is being supplied from Wazirabad plant and about 88 MGD from Chandrawal plant. Thus the water supply from both the plants has been reduced by about 10 MGD.
Due to this, water supply may be affected in Civil Line, Hindu Rao Hospital, Kamla Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Karol Bagh, Paharganj, Old Rajendra Nagar, New Rajendra Nagar, Patel Nagar, Baljit Nagar, Prem Nagar and Indrapuri. Therefore, the Jal Board has appealed to the people to use water carefully. It has also been said that in case of shortage of drinking water, people can call the Jal Board's call center at number 1916 for water tanker.
Category: India: Delhi