Water supply will be affected in parts of Delhi from Thursday due to depleted water level of Wazirabad pond following reduction of raw water discharge from Haryana into Yamuna, said announced the Delhi Jal Board on Wednesday.
Operations were affected at water treatment plants in Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla. Water supply will be affected from Thursday morning until the pond level returns to normal, he added.
Areas likely to be affected are Civil Lines, Hindu Rao Hospital and adjacent areas, Kamla Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Karol Bagh, Paharganj, NDMC areas, Rajinder Nagar, Patel Nagar, Baljeet Nagar, Prem Nagar, Inderpuri , Kalkaji, Govindpuri, Tugalkabad , Sangam Vihar, Ambedkar Nagar.
Prahladpur, Ramleela Ground, Delhi gate, Subhash Park, Model Town, Gulabi Bagh, Punjabi Bagh, Jahangirpuri, Moolchand, South Extension, Greater kailash, Burari, parts of cantonment areas and South Delhi will also face a shortage of water, he said.
Chandrawal, Wazirabad and Okhla WTPs have a capacity of 90 MGD, 135 MGD and 20 MGD respectively.
The plants supply drinking water to North East Delhi, West Delhi, North Delhi, Central Delhi, South Delhi including Delhi Cantonment and City Council areas of New Delhi.
Delhi needs about 1,200 MGD of water, while the DJB provides about 950 MGD.
Haryana supplies a total of 610 million gallons of water per day to Delhi through two canals – CLC (368 MGD) and DSB (177) – and the Yamuna (65 MGD).
Both CLC and DSB are supplied with water from Hathni Kund through Munak Canal and Bhakra Beas Management Board. In addition, Delhi receives 253 MGD from Uttar Pradesh through the Upper Ganges Canal, and 90 MGD comes from ranney wells and tube wells installed throughout the city.