HUDA's master water supply line burst on Wednesday night leaving residents of various HUDA sectors, Sushant Lok and DLF colonies without drinking water. When the administration noticed a decline in the water pressure in the main line, a leakage was spotted in the 900mm pipeline in HUDA's Zone 2.
of Zone 2, R S Kataria told the Times Of India
"We had noticed a
decline in the water pressure around 9.30pm on Wednesday. Suspecting
a leakage, we sent a petrol team to check the main line. We sent a
repair team on Wednesday night itself. They worked from 11pm till 10
in the morning. Meanwhile, an external motor was used to pump water
for an hour. Since last winter, we released about 50MGD of water. But
for the past one month we augmented the supply to about 60MGD. The
increase in pressure led to the leakage in the pipeline near
Kataria also said that
because of the changes in the water pressure, a particular spot on
the master supply line near Signature Tower had caused trouble last
year during winter as well. He said that when the demand for water
increases in the summers, the supply pressure also increases. Often
the pipe bursts when water is released at full pressure.
Thursday evening, after the pipe was repaired, the water was released
at a low pressure to prevent another leakage. The team has also
repaired the entire segment of the pipeline. The work was finally
completed by 5pm, but Kataria said that the full water supply would
resume only by Friday afternoon.
The areas that were
affected by the leakage were builder colonies in Sushant Lok, DLF and
Sectors 15, 16, 17C, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31,32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43
and 44 in HUDA Zone2. "We have had a very inconsistent water
supply from HUDA, due to which we get private water tankers to
maintain a regular supply of water for our residents. Last month we
got 15 private water tankers to maintain regular supply to residents.
HUDA promises regular supply but I don't see it happening, "Kapil
Gupta, RWA official from Raheja Atlantis said.
D P Attri, estate
manager of Hamilton Court said that there has been no supply from
HUDA since Wednesday night. Since water is first pumped to the main
overhead tank and then distributed to homes, they had enough storage.
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