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.