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Delhiites got 210 l per capita per day of water last yr

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 22 (UNI) Delhi Jal Board on an average supplied about 675 million gallon per day drinking water last year to this city with a population of more than 140 lakh against a demand of 850 mgd.

This worked out to 210 litres of per capita per day, official sources said.

However, DJB was making some efforts to provide adequate safe drinking water to the residents of the capital this summer, including all possible steps to secure supply raw water from Tehri Dam for the Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant.

The board was also taking action to recycle waste water at four Water Treatment Plants -- at Bhagirathi, Chandrawal, Haiderpur, Wazirabad -- that could save about 45 mgd of drinking water.

In addition, as a long term measure, board had undertaken construction of a parallel lined channel from Munak to Haiderpur, which would save about 80 mgd of water through reduction in seepage losses.

DJB was also undertaking regular testing of water from raw water stage up to consumer end, by lifting samples daily from distribution network, reservoirs, tube-wells and ranney-wells. And to ensure portability of water, junior engineers had been provided water testing kits.


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