High ammonia content in Yamuna affects water supply in parts of Delhi

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Tuesday mentioned water supply will stay affected in parts of the town as a result of excessive ammonia ranges in the Yamuna.

“As the extent of ammonia in the Yamuna at Wazirabad pond is excessive and on an growing development, water manufacturing has been curtailed at Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla water therapy crops,” an announcement mentioned.

The utility mentioned water supply will stay affected on Wednesday in some areas until ammonia ranges in the river cut back to a treatable restrict.

These areas embrace Civil traces, Hindu Rao Hospital, Kamla Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Karol Bagh, Pahar Ganj, NDMC areas, Rajinder Nagar, Patel Nagar, Inderpuri, Kalkaji, Govindpuri, Tugalkabad, Sangam Vihar, Ambedkar Nagar.

Prahladpur, Delhi Gate, Subhash Park, Mannequin City, Gulabi Bagh, Punjabi Bagh, Jahangirpuri, Moolchand, South Extn., Better Kailash, Burari, parts of Cantonment areas and South Delhi.

High ranges of ammonia in the Yamuna had prompted the DJB to scale back or cease water manufacturing at its crops at the very least 5 instances final 12 months.

Based on officers, the DJB’s water therapy crops can deal with as much as 0.9 ppm ammonia focus in the river water.

If the ammonia content is larger than this, the uncooked water is diluted with recent water from the Higher Ganga Canal or the Munak Canal.

If sufficient recent water for dilution just isn’t out there, the manufacturing capability of crops is diminished or they’re quickly shut.

Just lately, the Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal-appointed Yamuna Monitoring Committee requested the Central Air pollution Management Board to establish sources of air pollution resulting in excessive ranges of ammonia in the river in Delhi and submit a report by January 10.

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