Get ready for dry taps this weekend.
For at least 30 hours this weekend starting Friday morning, two of the city’s crucial water treatment plants will be completely shut due to operational reasons.
The 200 million gallons per day (MGD) Haiderpur plant and the 40 MGD Nangloi plant will remain waterless because the sub-branch of the water canal that supplies raw water to them will be closed.
The two canals supply water to Central West, North West, West, South West Delhi, Naraina and Delhi Cantt in the West and NDMC’s South Delhi areas.
Haryana requested Delhi to close the canal for a day because it would be constructing culverts to lay a pipeline across the bed of the canal.
“People should store water a day in advance because on Friday we may not have water for emergency supply as well,” said a senior official of Delhi Jal Board (DJB).
Water supply is expected to resume by Saturday evening.
But Delhiites’ water ordeal does not end there.
To repair leakages at two major pipes of 1000 mm and 600 mm diameter in West Delhi, supply will be hurt on Friday at Punjabi Bagh East and West, Moti Nagar, Rani Bagh, Kirti Nagar and adjoining areas.
People of Janakpuri, Vikaspuri and adjoining areas will not be spared either, as installation of “flow meter at the main supply lines will cut off supply to entire blocks on Friday and Saturday mornings.
And for elite NDMC areas like Teen Murti and Moti Bagh, there is a massive maintenance drive of annual flushing of underground reservoir/over head tank and booster pumping stations.