Sources said transfer orders have been issued following a direction from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is the chairperson of the Delhi Jal Board.
Sources said ensuring equitable distribution of water has been a priority area for the government and more steps are likely to be taken to improve water distribution.
They said special focus is also being put on taking action against the tanker mafia in the city. The current average demand for potable water in Delhi is around 1,100 mgd (million gallons per day) and Delhi Jal Board supplies around 800 mgd water ater treating raw water in its treatment plants. The demand is projected to touch around 1,400 mgd by the end of the 12th Five-Year Plan in 2017. Delhi relies heavily on neighbouring states Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for the supply of raw water. The new government has promised to improve the water distribution and plug the leakages. Aam Aadmi Party had been voted to power in the national capital on a wave of promises, including providing 700 litres of free water per household. (PTI)