Delhi Jal Board (DJB)’s inadequate water supply to Mayur Vihar Phase 1 has become a cause of concern for the residents of the area. Even after repeated complaints by different apartments over time, the minimum amount of water promised to households by the Delhi Government has not being fulfilled.
Under such a situation, the residents are left with no other choice but to use borewell water. And naturally, they are apprehensive about its quality, particularly with the onset of monsoons. The situation is dire not just for one or two residential apartments, but housing societies of the entire area, which comprises 22 apartments, including Samachar, Lovely, United India, Glaxo and others.
Despite the Delhi government’s claim to provide up to 20 kilo litres of water per household free of cost every month, nothing has changed. The situation has gone from bad to worse.“We understand that Delhi is dependent on other states for its water, and the problem mostly surfaces during the summer season. But what do we do? We are being forced to consume contaminated water from borewells. When will our plight end?” asked Mr Radhakrishnan, a RWA representative from Samachar Apartments.