Delhi: Water supply from two plants stopped due to high ammonia presence

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Delhi: Water supply from two plants stopped due to high ammonia presence

The CM said that officials are monitoring the situation closely

Delhi: Water supply from two plants stopped due to high ammonia presence

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to stop water supply from two treatment plants due to  high levels of ammonia in potable water of Yamuna River. The two water treatment plants from where supply of water has been stopped are Chandrawal and Wazirabad.

Kejriwal, who is also the chairman of Delhi Jal Board, tweeted, “High ammonia levels due to industrial waste being dumped into the Yamuna at Panipat has forced Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants to stop operations. Haryana government has assured Delhi that they will release additional water soon to dilute the presence of ammonia.”

However, the CM said that officials are monitoring the situation closely and have directed the DJB to ensure no part of Delhi goes dry. “Even if it means diverting water from other plants to Wazirabad,” he said.

He added that parts of Central and North Delhi may be affected. “We are working to improve the situation at the earliest,” Kejriwal tweeted.