Civic body to increase water cuts
SEVERE SHORTAGE As only 30% of water is left in Morbe dam, NMMC will cut supply in the evenings from next week
NAVI MUMBAI: City residents will face more water cuts from next week. The water supply department of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has announced more cut in water supply during evenings.
Earlier, water was being supplied thrice a week in the evening, which was brought down to twice a week.
However, officials said with only 30% of the water left in Morbe Dam, they have geared up to reduce the supply further.
“Morbe Dam is the major source for water in Na vi Mumbai but even after tightening the supply and keeping alert on water wastage, the situation seems to be difficult to sustain now,” said Arvind Shinde, executive engineer, water supply department of NMMC.
Only 30% of water is left in Morbe dam due to which the civic body has to stop the supply in the evening hours.
Residents will get water supply in the evenings only once a week. The civic body started with 25% water cut in mid- November last year with
the fall in the level of water in Morbe Dam.
The 88m dam has a storage capacity of 190 million cubic meters of water, which fell to around 104 MCM when the water cuts were announced.
The total rainfall recorded in
the Morbe Dam catchment area was around 2191.20 MCM last year. Officials said that earlier, they were estimating the supply to last until May end this year but the falling level has raised some serious concern.
Areas such as V as hi,
Sanpada, Nerul, and Juinagar are already reeling under a crisis with water supply lasting for few hours in the morning and evening.
“This has been a major water crisis in Navi Mumbai for the first time. Nowadays we are getting water only for few hours in morning and evening with which it is extremely difficult to manage and with the new schedule it will only get worse,” said Suhasini R, resident of Apeejay society, sector 17, Vashi.
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