The Haryana urban development authority (Huda) has said that it has rectified errors in its water distribution line and is already in the process of restoring normal supply to households across sectors that have been reeling under water crisis. Repeated ruptures in the main water pipeline over the last few months led to disruption in supply, affecting residents.
The Huda said that after conducting trials over the last five days, it is now ready to ensure interrupted and adequate water supply to residents.
Drawn to repeated complaints of damage to pipelines resulting in acute water crisis in new Gurgaon localities over the past three months, the Huda, Chandigarh has sought details to initiate action against the agencies responsible for the leaks.
A senior Huda official said the city consumed 87 MGD (million gallon per day) last Saturday, in a 24-hour cycle from 6 am on Saturday to 6 am on Sunday.
“Over the last four days (from last Saturday to Tuesday), the Huda has supplied 82 MGD-87 MGD of water to sectors and areas in our jurisdiction. This shows the success of our distribution system. We have been able to ensure uninterrupted water supply to residents. We also recorded supply of more than 80 MGD, which is a first in our history. Huda now has adequate water in its reserves to meet the city’s needs,” Naresh Pawar superintending engineer (SE), Huda, said.
Pawar said, “We repaired seven-eight leakages over the past two three months and these were reported at multiple locations our main pipeline courses through.The leakages happened due to negligent digging by contractors working on road widening, flyover construction and other projects across the city.”
The Huda supplies water from its Basai and Chandubudhera treatment plants located on the city’s fringes, towards the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR).
The Huda supplies water to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) for distribution to sectors, municipal areas and villages. It also provides water to HSIIDC (Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation) and private colonies.
The complaints of water crisis or shortage poured in at the Huda office in the light of the pipeline leaks.
However, the persistent water crisis in some Huda sectors and private localities continues to worry residents.
Sanjay Mehta, a resident of Sushant Lok, said, “Water supply in Sushant Lok C Block is repeatedly disrupted due to internal faults in the pipeline that are yet to be fixed. We appealed to town planning officials to ask the developer to do the needful, but nothing happened.”