A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul issued the direction after residents of Dwarka complained of inadequate water supply despite commissioning of 10 additional bore wells by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in that area recently.
Concerned over whether water being drawn from the bore wells is being supplied to Dwarka residents or sold through water tankers, the court directed installation of flow meters in the main command tanks which are getting water from the tube wells.
"Eight bore wells have been connected to command tank 4 in sector 20 of Dwarka. Two other bore wells are connected to command tank 2 in sector 12. Only rough estimates have been suggested regarding water supply. We feel extent of water collected in these tanks should be metered and amount of supply should be indicated.
"In respect of the four bore wells which are being used to fill water tankers to supply far off areas in Dwarka, it has to be indicated how much water is being supplied through the tankers. Affidavit indicating the above be filed before the next date of hearing," the court said.
While directing metering of the water supply, the bench said, "We want measurement by flow meters and not by height. When there is scientific equipment available, why don't you use it?"
It also directed DDA to keep a log of how much power is used by them to run the tube wells as well as the duration of its operation so that in case of any query regarding water supply, all the data can be provided.