Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVIMUMBAI -

Pan­vel city, with a pop­u­la­tion of 1.11 lakh, needs a to­tal of 27 mil­lion litres of wa­ter a day (mld). Around 10-12mld of this is sup­plied from Dehrang dam till March. The Pan­vel Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil (PMC) takes the rest from Ma­harsh­tra Jee­van Prad­hikaran (PMC) and Maharashtra In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (MIDC)

The PMC has de­vel­oped the 100-year-old Dehrang dam for sup­ply­ing wa­ter to Pan­vel

The dam, lo­cated at a dis­tance of 15 km from the city and a stor­age ca­pac­ity of 3.57 mil­lion cu­bic me­tre (mcm), sup­plies

wa­ter through its pipe­lines

Ow­ing to the pres­ence of sand and stones, the depth of the wa­ter body has re­duced con­sid­er­ably. The stor­age ca­pac­ity has re­duced too

Since the MJP pipe­lines are old and rusty, there are fre­quent shut­downs for re­pair and main­te­nance. This leads to a num­ber of com­plaints from the res­i­dents

The MJP sources wa­ter from Patal­ganga River, fil­ters it at Bhokarpada Fil­tra­tion Plant and through pipe­lines sup­plies the wa­ter to PMC, City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco) and

Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Trust. Tata Power re­leases wa­ter into Patal­ganga River. How­ever, since the dam that helps it gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity has lesser stock of wa­ter, lesser wa­ter will be re­leased

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