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DJB water alert: National capital to face water crisis in certain parts as Yamuna levels drop

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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DJB water alert: National capital to face water crisis in certain parts as Yamuna levels drop

New Delhi: After coal crisis now Delhi is facing water crisis, Water scarcity has increased in the national capital due to the ever-decreasing water level of Yamuna. The water in Wazirabad barrage is continuously decreasing. Delhi Jal Board officials have said that the depletion of Yamuna levels has resulted in a shortage of about 60 million gallons (MGD) a day at the treatment plants, affecting more than three lakh families.

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Water supply is expected to be hit in North Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi and Part of South Delhi including Delhi Cantt as informed by the Delhi Jal Board on Saturday.

Regarding the same, the Delhi Jal Board had shared an official statement on Twitter which read: “Due to depletion of pond level at Wazirabad and maximum possible diversion from CLC towards Wazirabad and flow fluctuation in DSB & CLC also excessive floating materials in CLC DSB at Intake Haiderpur, the clear water production has been affected from water treatment plants at Haiderpur Phase-I, Phase-II, Bawana. However, the situation is being reviewed constantly.”

It further said, “Delhi Jal Board is endeavouring to rationalize the water supply, however water will be available at low pressure till the situation improves. The affected areas are North Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi and Part of South Delhi including Delhi Cann. and the command area of Deer Park.Therefore, the public is requested to make judicious use of water. They may also contact the Central Control Room at telephone Nos. 1916: 23527679 23634469 for water-related problems i.e demand of tankers etc. Inconvenience to the public is regretted.”

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