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Water supply affected in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Water supply was hit across Delhi on Tuesday due to a rise in the levels of ammonia in Yamuna and reduction in the supply of raw water from Haryana, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said. Currently, the water treatment plants that source raw water from the Yamuna and the carrier-lined channel (CLC) from Haryana are running at 70-80 per cent capacity, a DJB statement said.
"The ammonia level has risen to 1.6 ppm against the treatable limit of 0.9 ppm, in the raw water available at the Yamuna pondage.The affected areas: whole West, North, Central Delhi, part of South, including Delhi Cant and NDMC areas," it said.
The agency advised people to make judicious use of water and call the central control room (1916/23527679/23634469) for tankers. Later, Vice Chairman Delhi Jal Board Dinesh Mohaniya said the raw water in the CLC reduced to 50 per cent will be zero with effect from 6 AM to 12 noon Wednesday to locate bodies of three boys who have drowned. He said the situation was likely to improve after 36 hrs. The officials added that DJB has found the issue of rising in ammonia as one of the most critical issues regarding water in Delhi.
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