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.