Water supply will be affected in parts of Delhi starting Thursday due to the depletion of water levels at Wazirabad pond due to the reduction in Haryana’s raw water release into the Yamuna, the Delhi Jal Board announced on Wednesday.
Water treatment plants in Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla have been affected. There will be no water supply from Thursday morning until the pond level returns to normal, the company said.
In civil lines, Hindu Rao Hospital and adjoining areas, Kamla Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Karol Bagh, Paharganj, NDMC areas, Rajinder Nagar, Patel Nagar, Baljeet Nagar, Prem Nagar, Inderpuri, Kalkaji, Govindpuri, Tugalkabad, Sangam Vihar, Ambedkar Nagar, are the most likely areas to be affected.
Prahladpur, Ramleela Ground, Delhi Gate, Subhash Park, Model Town, Gulabi Bagh, Punjabi Bagh, Jahangirpuri, Moolchand, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Burari, parts of Cantonment areas and south Delhi will also be affected, it said.
Chandrawal, Wazirabad, and Okhla WTPs have capacities of 90, 135 and 20 MMGD, respectively.
Northeast Delhi, west Delhi, north Delhi, central Delhi, south Delhi, including Delhi Cantonment, receives drinking water from these plants.
DJB provides around 950 MGD of water to Delhi, while it needs 1,200 MGD from Delhi.
As a result of the Yamuna (65 MGD) and two canals in Haryana, Delhi receives 610 million gallons of water every day.
Hathni Kund and Bhakra Beas Management Board provide water to the CLC and DSB. Besides, Delhi receives 253 MGD from Uttar Pradesh through the Upper Ganga Canal, and 90 MGD is drawn from ranney wells and tube wells installed across the city.