Water woes worsen, wake up to reduced supply from today

Crisis to continue till August 31 as repair of damaged pipelines of Phase III and IV of Kajauli Water Works not complete

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 27, 2013 1:55 am

City residents would need to lose their sleep over water supply,quite literally. With the repair of damaged pipelines of Phase III and IV of Kajauli Water Works not having been completed over the past six days,water supply to some of the sectors will be reduced to two hours each in the morning and evening. The water crisis will continue till August 31.

“The water pipelines were repaired,but problems developed when water was released. The repair work would take a few days. Till then the supply hours would be less and the residents are requested not to waste water,” said MC Chief Engineer S S Bida.

The water supply to Chandigarh and Mohali is through four phases of Kajauli Water Works. The pipelines for Phase III and IV were damaged last week due to ongoing construction work. Rain delayed the work for repairing the pipelines. Chandigarh receives 67 million gallons daily (mgd) of water from Kajauli. This has been reduced to half. Apart from this,20 mgd water is received through tubewells.

Owing to this,the supply hours over the next few days will be drastically reduced. In the sectors where water supply is through the water works in Sectors 37 and 32,the morning water supply will be from 2 am to 6 am. In the sectors under water works,Sector 32,there will be no evening water supply.

The sectors under water works,Sectors 12 and 26,will receive morning supply between 2 am and 7 am. The evening supply will be either from 6 pm to 9 pm or in some areas from 7 pm to 9 pm. Washing of cars and courtyards has been banned till August 31. In Manimajra,water supply during morning and evening will be low pressure.

Over the past few days,water supply to the city has been affected with most areas receiving water at low pressure and in reduced supply hours. The residents on the upper storeys are more affected.

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