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HUDA's master water pipeline bursts, leaves many without drinking water
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.

SDO 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 Signature tower."

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.

On 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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