The water crisis in housing societies located in Dwarka Sector 4 seems to be getting worse.
The residents said that the problem of inconsistent water supply over the last week has been adding to their woes. The crisis worsened when the DJB rescheduled water supply timing from morning to evening.
Arunachal Priyadarshi Saif, treasurer of Neelanchal CGHS in Sector 4 said, “The water supply pressure nowadays is very low. Earlier, we were getting water in the morning from 9 am to 1 pm but now it has been changed to 4 pm to 9 pm. Water crisis has always been there but the situation has become extremely bad over the last three-four days.”
The residents complained that booster pumps used at several places has further reduced piped water supply to a trickle.
AK Puri, a member of RWA at New Jai Bharat Apartments in Sector 4, said that they were receiving sufficient water supply till March but since April, they have been buying private water tankers to meet the demand of 110 flats in the society.
“Just in April and May, we have spent Rs 2.5 lakh on water tankers. We need about 60,000 to 70,000 litres of water per day. For that, we daily purchase two private tankers of 30,000 litres capacity each. We have requested DJB to send us two tankers as they charge Rs 700 per 10,000 litres , which is much more affordable,” Puri said.
The residents shared that if the situation is not addressed immediately by the state government, which has always been claiming of having sufficient water to meet the requirement, the crisis will worsen to an unprecedented level.