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DJB officials clueless as water supply in Delhi affected with rise in Ammonia level
A large number of people of Delhi are likely to get affected as water supply in certain part of the city has been hit due to the increase of Ammonia in the yamuna water. Two major water plants at Chandrawal and Wazirabad have been shut down due to this. These two water treatment plants get raw water from Haryana. The curtailment will will last for next few days reportedly has hit the parts of Central, Old, North, part of South Delhi.

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has already taken up this matter to the Haryana government as well as the Centre. Also DJB had dispatched an inspection team to Haryana identify the source of pollution in the morning.

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A team of Delhi Jal Board comprising officers from Treatment and Quality Control wing has attributed rise in pollution in Yamuna water to high concentration of industrial and domestic waste being released into the river through Panipat drain.

When we tried to know the seriousness of the problem and till which date the shortage of water is going to exist in the city exist, the Public Relations Officer of the Delhi Jal Board Sanjam Cheema, interestingly, had no answer. she said, “I am not in the office right now and busy in the middle of some work. I will speak on this issue tomorrow (later)” .

Another official at Delhi Jal Board who takes care of the control room, while pleading anonymity said that he had no knowledge of any such problem. "I am not in the office right now. I have come to know about this issue through only television and have no further information on that."

At one side Delhi Jal Board officials expressed their inability to give any details about the problem, on the other hand private water tanker mafias taken it as an opportunity and were busy in supplying water to affected households at higher rates.

The level of ammonia in raw water has risen to 1.2 ppm against the limit of 0.2 ppm forcing Delhi Jal Board to curtail production at water plants by 50 per cent, as reported by nnis.

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