Gurgaon water supply restored, says official

March 26th, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by admin  

Gurgaon, March 26 (IANS) Water supply in all areas of Gurgaon city in Haryana was restored Wednesday, the district administration claimed. Water supply to several areas of the city, adjoining Delhi, was restored after nearly four days.

Nearly 70 percent of the city was without regular water supply after the Sonepat-Gurgaon water canal was breached in Jhajjar district last week.

Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Gupta said the residents of the city should learn a lesson from the water crisis and try to conserve water.

He said if overexploitation of underground water and its misuse continued, the situation could aggravate in future.

He appealed to the people not to waste water and contribute to recharging underground water by adopting water-harvesting system.

Quoting figures from the hydrology department, Gupta said during October 2007, the water table in Gurgaon block was at 24.98 meters compared to 18.08 metres in October 2003.

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