Water supply set to be normal from today: Delhi Jal Board

The supply was affected after closure of the Upper Ganga Canal for a month to carry out annual maintenance. Hence, water was being lifted from the Yamuna.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 17, 2017 2:07 am
Delhi Jal Board, DJB, water supply, delhi water supply, delhi water, delhi water issues, water treatment plants, delhi water treatment plants, delhi news “Water production is normal now and supply will be normalised by Tuesday afternoon,” he added. (File/Express Photo Oinam Anand)

Water supply in Delhi is set to return to normal by Tuesday evening as production in water treatment plants in the city started in full capacity. The plants had shut because of high ammonia levels in the raw water that was being picked up from the Yamuna.

The supply was affected after closure of the Upper Ganga Canal for a month to carry out annual maintenance. Hence, water was being lifted from the Yamuna. On Saturday, ammonia content in the river increased beyond permissible limits due to which the production of water was curtailed, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said.

“The ammonia levels were high because sewage was entering the river stream because of a leakage. We sent a team to Haryana to repair the leakage. The team from Haryana also helped us,” said DJB CEO Keshav Chandra. “Water production is normal now and supply will be normalised by Tuesday afternoon,” he added.

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