After taps ran dry for four days, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) restored the normal water supply to the city on Wednesday morning. Though the Basai water treatment plant started operation on Monday, the overall supply took two days to normalise as the power supply problems continued at Chandu Budhera water treatment plant.
An official of the Huda had said that it takes a minimum of 12 hours to ensure that water reaches the tail end of the plants. The Basai plant could not operate on Sunday because of a leakage in the master pipeline near Basai on Saturday.
Since Saturday, there was water shortage in the DLF phases, Golf Course Road, Sohna Road, South City, sectors 21, 22, 23, 4,5,7, 9,9A , 10, 12, 14, and 15 and Palam Vihar.
General secretary of Sector 27 RWA Harish Ahuja said, “After waiting for four days, we got water supply today (Wednesday). We met Huda officials in these days but no one gave any satisfactory reply.”
On Sunday, the Huda had said that the Basai plant will function normally from Tuesday morning, but the shortage persisted in areas that get supply from Chandu Budhera plant for two more days.
Mukesh Malik of block F DLF City Phase 1 said, “We were dependent on water tankers and even had difficulties in getting drinking water.”
Huda executive engineer Bhoop Singh said that they have made the treatment plants operational and water reached majority of the sectors on Wednesday morning.
As the city reeled under a water shortage, residents went to the two water treatment plants to check what was wrong. They also visited the boosting stations on Tuesday.
Most residents were dependent on water tankers and have spent more than Rs 3,000 each for water in the last four days. Drinking water was a major concern for residents of sectors 27 and 28 and that has also been resolved.