Acute shortage forcing tail end societies in Dwarka to buy water from tankers
Acute shortage forcing tail end societies in Dwarka to buy water from tankers
Akhilesh Pandey
Acute shortage forcing tail end societies in Dwarka to buy water from tankers Deficient water supply in Dwarka making taps go dry in homes
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Acute shortage forcing tail end societies in Dwarka to buy water from tankers

Many residential societies in Dwarka are suffering from erratic water supply and most of the Cooperative Group Housing Societies (CGHS), particularly the ones at the tail end of sectors, are the worst affected.

Sri Balaji Apartments, Sector 6, has been contending with acute water shortage since the past week. According to Vinod Kumar Vaish, president of the housing society, the water supply from the Delhi Jal Board has been woefully insufficient.

Consequently, the society is having to purchase water from private tankers. In the words of Vaish, “We had removed booster pumps from our society immediately after receiving the notice from DJB. After this we were getting around 30 kilo litres of water supply from DJB. Now, supply of water has been reduced from 30KL to 10KL per day. Hence we are totally dependent on water tankers. Initially we were buying three tankers (of 30KL each) per day at the rate of Rs 2,700 (per tanker). However, since the last three days we are compelled to purchase one more tanker. This is creating heavy financial burden on our residents. DJB must ensure sufficient supply as we have been suffering for a long time. The problem has only aggravated now.”

Swami Dayanand Apartments in Sector 6, has a similar story. President of the society, Harjeet Singh Bawa, said, “We need about 75 kilo litres of water but are receiving only 35 kilo litres through the DJB supply. All this has happened because booster pumps have been removed. The low water pressure and tail end location of our society has made matters worse. DJB should have ensured a proper supply with adequate pressure after instructing the removal of the boosters. However, they have failed to deliver.”

RWAs and managements of the societies are saying that DJB should send their tankers free of cost to serve the requirements of residential societies until the time supply improves. Harsukh Apartments, Sector 7 too has been facing this problem and buying tankers. However, the problem here is relatively lesser compared to the other societies. Joint Secretary of the society, Ravi Jaitelyji suggested, “The problem has definitely occurred after the boosters were removed. However, DJB should have handled the situation better. Just like they supply free water to the colonies and villages around Dwarka, they should start sending their tankers to the affected societies. On the other hand, they should also improve the infrastructure.”

MLA, Palam, Bhavna Gaur told  City Spidey, “Societies facing any problems related to water supply can contact me. I assure them of a proper supply. Also there is no need to buy water.  We will provide them water free from DJB tankers.”