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Water supply in parts of south, east Delhi to be hit

Water supply in parts of south, east Delhi to be hit
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Saturday issued an advisory about water supply being affected in some parts of south and east Delhi for two days.
As per the DJB advisory, due to high levels of Ammonia in raw water supply from the Yamuna river caused by of closure of Upper Ganga Canal, water supply will be curtailed.
The Board further said that the Bhagirathi and Sonia Vihar water treatment plants have been closed, due to which most of the areas of south Delhi and east Delhi next two days.
The acceptable level of ammonia is 0.5 ppm, said officials.
"If the level goes up, raw water cannot be treated. If the quantum of ammonia in raw water increases to 0.5 ppm or mg/l and beyond, the operation of raw water has to be suspended as ammonia when mixed with the treating agent chlorine gives rise to Trihalomethane which is carcinogenic in nature," an official stated.

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