The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) warned on Wednesday that reduced water releases into the Yamuna and two canals on the Haryana side will have an impact on the city’s water supply on Thursday. At 666.8 feet, the water level at Wazirabad Tal is at its lowest point since 1965. Here, the usual level is 674.5 feet. According to the DJB, there is a risk that the water supply will be compromised in parts of New Delhi and the Delhi Cantonment, as well as in north, west, central, and south Delhi. The water level at Wazirabad fell to 667.6 feet below the typical level of 674.5 feet earlier this month.
Officials claim that less water is entering the Delhi sub-branch and carrier-lined canal (CLC) from the Haryana side (DSB). Wazirabad and Chandrawal WTP operations have been impacted. The water supply will continue to be compromised until the situation gets better. Chandrawal and Wazirabad each have a capability of 90 MGD and 135 MGD, respectively. Northeast Delhi, West Delhi, North Delhi, Central Delhi, South Delhi, and NDMC sectors, including Delhi Cantt, will continue to have poor water pressure. Delhi may cry out for water if Haryana does not release enough water.
The DJB stated in a statement that water production at Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment facilities has been adversely impacted by low water availability at DSB, CLC, and a fall in water level of Yamuna river pond in Wazirabad by 666.80 feet compared to the typical level of 674.50 feet. In all of Delhi, DJB has streamlined the water supply.