The official mentioned that the manufacturing capability on the two water therapy vegetation in Delhi has lowered by an alarming 40 % because of the mixture of those two elements
New Delhi: Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman Raghav Chadha on Wednesday wrote to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, looking for his intervention to handle the problem of “short supply of raw water” to Delhi and excessive ranges of pollution in it.
Chadha mentioned excessive ammonia focus in Yamuna water ends in a “partial or complete” shutdown of two water therapy vegetation — Chandrawal and Wazirabad — which provide round 228 million gallons of ingesting water to the folks of Delhi.
Industrial waste discharged into the drains in Haryana reaches Wazirabad barrage and pollutes the Yamuna downstream, he mentioned in a letter to Khattar.
“Ammonia levels rose to 8.4 parts per million on Wednesday. Along with it, a short supply of raw water has caused a major impact on the drinking water supply in Delhi. The production capacity at the two WTPs has reduced by an alarming 40 percent due to the combination of these two factors,” he mentioned.
It is affecting “22 million people in Delhi and their right to clean drinking water”, Chadha mentioned.
Amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic, the negligence on the a part of the officers of the Haryana Irrigation and Water Resources Department borders on recklessness, he mentioned.