Navjivan Vihar, a small area near Malviya Nagar in south Delhi, will soon get tap water 24X7., thanks to Delhi Jal Board (DJB) district metering area (DMA) method under which supply, leakages, consumption, etc. are remotely monitored.
This uninterrupted water supply will start by the end of February or in the beginning of March and it will not require any further filtering, reported the Times of India.
“The colony has more than 1,000 consumers. We had to isolate the colony hydraulically and compute real losses. First, we put in a leak detection mechanism and then check for losses at individual house level. The problem with the colony because it is home to affluent people is that many did not bother about small leakages,” said a senior DJB official. “We are in touch with a few households, trying to convince them to plug leakages at their end to ensure 24×7 water to the colony,” he further added.
DJB will also ensure adequate pressure in supply pipes so that clean water can be delivered.
“Intermittent supply of water is another factor behind contamination. By that argument, 24×7 supply with a maintained pressure would guarantee a reasonably good quality of water. This pressure can be maintained only if there are no leakages,” said the official.