THE NMMC’S LET­TER TO CIT­I­ZENS

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

Navi Mum­bai gets wa­ter from Morbe dam, while some ar­eas are sup­plied wa­ter that is sourced from MIDC.

The Morbe catch­ment area re­ceives around 3,134.2mm rain­fall [in each mon­soon sea­son]. But this year the rain­fall has been only 2,200 mm. Be­cause of the de­fi­cient rain­fall, the wa­ter stock is very low.

Morbe dam, at present, has 80.73 mcm (mil­lion cu­bic me­tres) of wa­ter, while at the same time last year, the stock was 155.94mcm.

The dam at present is filled only to 45% ca­pac­ity. To en­sure that the wa­ter lasts till the next mon­soon, there is a need for a wa­ter cut and proper use of avail­able wa­ter.

Sim­i­larly, MIDC’s Barve dam area, too, has re­ceived in­ad­e­quate rain­fall this year and hence MIDC has an­nounced a 48-hour shut­down ev­ery week from Wed­nes­day mid­night to Fri­day mid­night. Satur­day will see wa­ter sup­ply at low pres­sure.

Tak­ing into ac­count the avail­able wa­ter stock, wa­ter cut is be­ing im­posed for res­i­dents of NMMC ju­ris­dic­tion area.

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