Residents demand booster pumps, borewells as water crisis deepens in Dwarka

Water crisis in Dwarka
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: May 25, 2018

The water crisis has aggravated in Dwarka these days and various societies in sectors 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are affected by it. Reduced water supply from Delhi Jal Board (DJB), removal of booster pumps in many societies and sealing of bore-wells have enhanced the residents’ problems.

RWAs and managements of the societies claim that they have raised the issue on various forums but the authorities have turned a blind eye to their problems.

President of Surichi Apartments, Sector 10, PK Rishi told City Spidey that they had written a letter to the Delhi Jal Board regarding the problems of reduced water supply. However, no concrete steps have been undertaken to resolve this issue.

“We are facing an acute water crisis these days and as a result are taking water from private tankers,” he said.

He further added that it was really strange that some societies were being provided water through DJB tankers whereas they are forced to buy the same from private tankers.

According to residents, the crisis has been there for almost two weeks and it is increasing along with passage of time.

Recently, Haryana had reduced the water supply to Dwarka by fifteen percent. As per sources, the situation hasn’t improved on that front also.

Residents have claimed that if the problem persists then DJB should undertake the responsibility to ensure smooth flow of water to the societies. If it’s unable to do that, then people must be allowed to use booster pumps and borewells.

President of Federation of RWAs of Sector 9 Advocate KS Bhati told City Spidey, “All the borewells have been sealed in our sector and even the water supply has been hit. Now, we are left with no other alternative to fulfil our needs rather than buying water from private tankers. The DJB and other concerned departments must allow booster pumps and borewells until there’s an improvement in the supply of water.”


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