Delhi water crisis returns, 5 million likely to be affected today

Around five million people are likely to be affected on Monday by the latest water crisis to hit Delhi which was forced to shut three treatment plants due to highly contaminated supply from Haryana.

North Delhi, central Delhi and Dwarka and Palam in the southwest may go without water, two days after the water plants were shut as pollutants from the Panipat dye drain -- carrying untreated sewage and industrial waste -- pushed Yamuna’s ammonia levels alarmingly high.

Ammonia levels rose to around 4 parts per million in the Wazirabad pond as opposed to the acceptable 0.5 parts per million, considered safe for drinking.