High am­mo­nia hits water sup­ply in city

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Water sup­ply in the cap­i­tal was af­fected on Mon­day morn­ing as the three water treat­ment plants in the city stopped work­ing af­ter high lev­els of pol­lu­tants were dis­charged in the Ya­muna from Haryana.

DJB vice-chair­man Di­nesh Mo­haniya, how­ever, said the water qual­ity had started im­prov­ing by evening with Haryana re­leas­ing 2,000 cusecs of water to neu­tralise the pol­lu­tants. The sit­u­a­tion is likely to be nor­mal by Tues­day morn­ing.

DJB said that water may be avail­able in all parts of the city at low pres­sure, in­clud­ing south, west, cen­tral Delhi and NDMC ar­eas till the sit­u­a­tion im­proved com­pletely.

Of­fi­cials said am­mo­nia lev­els in the Ya­muna had in­creased to 3.2 mil­ligram per litre on Mon­day morn­ing due to dump­ing of pol­lu­tants in the river at Pa­ni­pat re­duc­ing the ef­fi­ciency of Wazirabad, Chan­drawal and Okhla water treat­ment plants by 25%. The flow in Mu­nak Canal and its sub-branch was also less, DJB said, adding that the pub­lic should make ju­di­cious use of water tankers.

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