Delhiites can expect better water supply in the city in future with the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) drawing up plans to reduce leakages in the distribution system, construction of new lines and curbing wasteful consumption.
To avoid loss of water, the board is constructing a parallel line from Munak to Haiderpur, which will help save 80 million gallons of water per day (mgd).
Chief minister Sheila Dikshit said a group of ministers has been constituted to solve water disputes between Delhi and Haryana.
If the disputes are settled, Delhi will be able to get 80 mgd of water at water treatment plants in Okhla, Dwarka and Bawana.
The DJB has also decided to install bulk water meters on water treatment plants, underground reservoirs and distribution mains.
"We are looking to install meters on all consumer connections, where there are none at present, and replacement of faulty ones. This will help stop wastage of water," a DJB official said.
Orders for purchase of 2.5 lakh meters have already been placed.
Plans to plug leakages in the distribution lines have also been drawn up. Replacement of old distribution mains will be undertaken to minimise losses through seepage.
Around 15 new underground reservoirs have also been planned and work on these is expected to be complete by the end of 2011-12.