High ammonia levels in raw water hits Delhi’s water supply: DJB

High ammonia levels in raw water hits Delhi’s water supply: DJB
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NEW DELHI: Raghav Chadha, Vice President, Delhi Jal Board (DJB), said that the water supply in parts of Western Delhi, North Delhi, Central Delhi and South Delhi will be affected due to an increase in the ammonia levels in raw water released from Haryana. He added that they aim to re-establish the regular water supply as soon as possible and advised the people to use water wisely.

On Friday, July 24, too, because of high levels of contaminants in Yamuna, DJB had cut off supply in Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla water treatment plants. A DJB official said that following heavy rainfalls, Haryana opened gates of drains having stagnant water with a high concentration of pollutants. Effluents from industrial units upstream of Wazirabad barrage may also have been the reason for increased pollutant levels in the river.

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