Producing ‘all-time high’ 955 MLD water, DJB plants operating at optimum levels

Delhi Jal Board

As the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), on July 18, raises the production of water to an ‘all time high’ of 955 million gallons per day (MGD), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter saying that his government is pushing the most to provide water to all in the national capital. His tweet read, “Govt is doing its best to provide water to all. Our engineers are working 24×7 against all odds.”

For the past few weeks, several parts of Delhi are facing a water crisis which also led to the opposition slamming the Delhi government and even staging protests at the CM’s residence. As a response, the Vice Chairman of DJB Raghav Chadha, through a tweet, said that the production of water has increased.

He tweeted, “I’m pleased to inform that today Delhi’s water production by @DelhiJalBoard is at an all-time high of 955 MGD against the usual 910 MGD. Due to sufficient availability of raw water in River Yamuna as well engineering solutions, we have managed to push our optimum levels.”

Earlier on July 17, Chadha said that as much as 16,000 cusecs of water has been released by Haryana three days ago. With this, the water treatment plants in the city are functioning at optimum levels. A few days ahead of Haryana releasing the water in the Yamuna river, Chadha had said that the water levels of the Yamuna at the Wazirabad Barrage had reached the lowest mark in 56 years on Monday, July 12, with Delhi’s water share withheld by Haryana.

Also Read:- Quenching Thirst of Millions: DJB managing Delhi’s Water Demands

On the previous Sunday, the DJB had moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to Haryana to release Delhi’s share of water.

(With inputs from PTI)