The city will have to endure irregular water supply at least for the next couple of days due to “low voltage at pumping stations”. The city received 24.83 million litre water on Thursday as against the normal supply of over 40-45 million litre.
“The power department is facing the problem of low voltage due to which we are unable to pump the required amount of water from our various schemes,” said SJPNL AGM Anil Jaswal.
“With the persisting low voltage problem, it’s becoming difficult for us to adhere to our daily schedule. To ensure equitable distribution, we will provide water on alternate days over the next two days. Once supply is restored, normal services will resume,” he said.
The AGM said they had already taken up the matter with the power department. “It had asked us not to run our machines at peak hours. We had adhered to their request, but now we are not able to run our machines beyond peak hours, too, which is affecting the pumping of water,” said Jaswal.
“Until the issue is resolved, we are likely to face irregularities in water supply.