Because of the low pressure in DJB’s supply, water cannot reach the upper floors of apartments without boosters.
In Dwarka, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has issued a notice about removing booster pumps from water lines. Most RWAs and managements of residential societies are raising their concerns about the notice, as DJB’s water supply does not have enough pressure.
V Selvarajan, secretary of Federation of Cooperative Group Housing Societies and a resident of Diamond Square Apartments in Sector 6, said, “We need to take up this matter with DJB. Because of the low water pressure in DJB’s supply, water does not reach the upper floors without boosters. With summers approaching, this sudden decision of removing boosters is not justified. DJB should first address the pressure problem and then issue these notices.”
Residents are sharing their opinion in groups that have representation from the authorities too. Amal Kumar Mandal, a resident of Sector 10, said, “Though booster pumps are illegal, many people across Dwarka had to instal them because of the poor water force. On the other hand, fines are also being imposed for drawing water from borewells. If booster pumps, too, are prohibited, societies will have to depend on water tankers. This is a grave problem and needs to be resolved.”
Ironically, some RWAs and managements of residential societies have welcomed DJB’s move. According to them, if boosters are removed from the main supply line, there will be equal distribution of water to every house within residential societies. However, even these people have maintained that DJB should ensure a good pressure in the supply.