Arvind Kejriwal says high ammonia levels have forced Delhi's Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants to stop operations

Arvind Kejriwal said high ammonia levels, caused by dumping of industrial waste into the Yamuna river in Haryana, has forced Delhi's Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants to 'stop' operations.

Press Trust of India September 30, 2019 11:21:36 IST
Arvind Kejriwal says high ammonia levels have forced Delhi's Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants to stop operations
  • Arvind Kejriwal said high ammonia levels, caused by dumping of industrial waste into the Yamuna river in Haryana's Panipat, has forced Delhi's Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants to 'stop' operations.

  • Kejriwal, who is also the Delhi Jal Board chairman, said water supply to parts of central and north Delhi may be affected and the DJB was working to improve the situation at the earliest.

  • The chief minister said the Haryana government has assured that it would release additional water in the river soon to dilute the ammonia.

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said high ammonia levels, caused by dumping of industrial waste into the Yamuna river in Haryana's Panipat, has forced Delhi's Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants to "stop" operations.

Arvind Kejriwal says high ammonia levels have forced Delhis Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants to stop operations

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

Kejriwal, who is also the Delhi Jal Board chairman, said water supply to parts of central and north Delhi may be affected and the DJB was working to improve the situation at the earliest.

"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," the chief minister tweeted.

He said he was monitoring the situation closely and has directed the DJB to ensure "no part of Delhi goes dry, even if it means diverting water from other plants to Wazirabad".

The chief minister said the Haryana government has assured that it would release additional water in the river soon to dilute the ammonia.

The DJB said pumping from the Chandrawal waterworks has been reduced by 25 percent due to the high ammonia levels in raw water. Supply on Monday morning will be affected.

The high levels of ammonia in raw water will affect supply to President Estate, Civil Lines, Karol Bagh, Paharganj, Patel Nagar, Shadipur, Timar Pur Malka Ganj, Azad Market, Rajender Nagar, NDMC area, Ramlila Ground, Delhi gate, Subhash Park, Daryaganj, Gulabi Bagh, Jahangir Puri, APMC, Kewal Park, NDMC and adjoining areas, the DJB said.

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