Water supply to be normal in Delhi today
Day after water supply at Delhi which has severely hit by high levels of ammonia in raw water. Production at four plants are now been improved and supply is said to be expected in normal by Tuesday morning. Its was a breach in Munak Canal and was repaired at Sunday night which start functioning normally on Monday evening.Two plants were said to be affected by it at Dwarka and Haiderpur which started production from Monday and expected to optimize the treatment by Tuesday morning. Chandrawal and Wazirabad plants are said to be stopped and also restarted and expected to resume its full production by Tuesday morning stated by the official of Delhi Jai Board(DJB).
Delhi has already faced more high levels of ammonia in raw water at recent times which caused by untreated industrial waste at Yamuna from Sonipat and Panipat districts. Its said an ammonia neutraliser was said to be installed at Wazirabad pond in 2016 which the government has claimed to ensure the water supply to be perfect at Delhi and would never be affected due to ammonia levels. Senior officials stated that,”neutraliser can only deal with levels of up to 1.5 ppm against permissible limit of 0.2 ppm and that too for an hour or two. Its said that on Sunday, level was crossed about 3 ppm. They stated that another mechanism over 60% of raw water for Chandrawal and Wazirabad were taken directly Munak Canal and the Delhi sub-branch only about 80 million gallons per day from the Yamuna. On Sunday it was not working stated by senior officials.
The new treatment plants at Chandrawal and Wazirabad said to be well equipped with activated carbon and ozonation to treat high levels of ammonia. Both are said to take few years for completion.