Water supply to various parts of Gurgaon remained affected for two days till Thursday due to 'cleaning of the water supply canal' that feeds the water treatment plant owned by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in village Basai.
It resulted in 30 per cent shortage of canal water supply to the treatment plant, HUDA officials said. However, officials claimed normal water supply would be restored not before Saturday, as several water booster pumps had gone dry.
Cleaning of the canal added to Gurgaon residents' woes, who earlier faced shortage water supply due to long outages in power supply.
As a result, many resorted to buying water from private suppliers for Rs. 600-750 for each tanker of 5000 litres.
Urmil Bedi of DLF City said that she had to order for a water tanker for which she had to pay Rs. 750, since water supply had been hit badly. Many residents from HUDA sectors and old municipal limits reported no water supply.
Pardeep Kumar, executive engineer, public health department said, "Though the canal water supply had been restored to normal on Thursday, water would take about two more days to reach taps," he added.