High ammonia levels to affect water supply

Delhi: 7 Nov, 2021 (Times of India)


New Delhi: Due to rising ammonia levels in the river Yamuna, the water supply in several parts of the city will be hit till Sunday evening.

According to Delhi Jal Board, the processing at four water treatment plants has been majorly affected as the supply of water has been affected. These four affected plants are Sonia Vihar, Bhagirathi, Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla water treatment plants.

The high level of ammonia increased due to industrial pollution. The level on Saturday was around 2.2 parts per million (ppm). The prescribed limit inside the plant is supposed to be 1 part per million, said a DJB official.

Due to increased industrial pollution, areas that will be affected include East Delhi, Northeast Delhi, South Delhi, parts of the New Delhi Municipal Council area, and parts of Burari, Model Town, Jahangirpuri, Kamla Nagar, Karol Bagh, Civil Lines, Sarita Vihar, Vasant Kunj, Moolchand and Greater Kailash.

Recently, DJB's water supply was affected by a damaged pipeline in Wazirabad, causing disruption.