Water supply to be hit in parts of Delhi, govt advises people to use water judiciously
The Delhi Jal Board has requested citizens to use water judiciously and assured it will restore normal supply as soon as possible.Updated: Jul 27, 2020 09:21 IST
Water supply in several parts of Delhi will be affected due to an increase in pollutants in raw water discharged from Haryana, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said on Monday.
Parts of west, north, central and south Delhi are among the areas where the supply will be hit due to increased levels of ammonia in raw water, according to DJB.
The board has requested citizens to use water judiciously and assured it will restore normal supply as soon as possible.
“URGENT : Due to increase of pollution in raw water the water supply is affected in Part of West Delhi, North Delhi, Central Delhi, South Delhi, including Delhi Cantt. and New Delhi Municipal Council areas.Plz use water judiciously till the supply is normal,” the water board tweeted.
Aam Aadmi Party MLA Raghav Chadha, who is the board’s vice-chairperson, also shared a similar tweet.
URGENT : Due to increase of pollution in raw water the water supply is affected in Part of West Delhi, North Delhi, Central Delhi, South Delhi, including Delhi Cantt. and New Delhi Municipal Council areas.— Delhi Jal Board (@DelhiJalBoard) July 26, 2020
Plz use water judiciously till the supply is normal 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3ehsYIVJQ7
The Delhi Jal Board also shared the contact details of suppliers of water tankers who can be approached in case of emergencies.
Here is a list of phone numbers to avail water tankers in respective areas:
Central Control Room 1916, 23527679, 23634469
Chandrawal WW No.02 23810930
Greater Kailash 29234746, 29234747
Idgah 23537397, 23677129
Punjabi Bagh 25223658
Burari 27619244, 27617609
Kewal Park 27677877, 27681578
IP Station 23370911, 23378761
RK Puram 26193218
Last week, toxic foam was seen floating in the Yamuna at the Okhla barrage following which the Delhi Jal Board on Friday curtailed supply at Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla water treatment plants due to high levels of pollutants in the river.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT)-appointed Yamuna Monitoring Committee (YMC) has sought a report from the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and Industries Commissioner about the reasons behind “sudden froth” in the river.
(With agency inputs)