Residents of Kamothe reel under water cut
KAMOTHE: With little water left in Morbe dam, the NMMC that supplies water from it to the Cidco node of Kamothe has imposed major water cut in the area.
This has led to the residents facing major problems as they not only get water on alternate days, but also the pressure is very low.
Kamothe, that has been developed under the 12.5% scheme, will have 44 sectors, out of which, 36 sectors have been developed. The population of the node is over 2 lakh. While it requires 42 mld of water every day, it is struggling to get even 24 mld. The node solely depends on NMMC for water supply.
The pipeline that supplies water to Navi Mumbai from Morbe dam also supplies to Kamothe. Since there was inadequate rainfall in Morbe dam area last year, the water stock in the dam is low, as is the case at other dams in the state.
Hence, the NMMC has had to impose water cut in Navi Mumbai, where it was claiming to be ready to ensure 24-hour water supply. It has also cut down the water supply in Kamothe.
THE PIPELINE THAT SUPPLIES WATER TO NAVI MUMBAI FROM MORBE DAM ALSO SUPPLIES TO 2 LAKH PEOPLE OF KAMOTHE.
The cut has reportedly been increasing by the day. To manage the available water, Cidco has decided to supply water on alternate days.
Shankar Jaiswal, a resident, said: “There are several buildings in the node which do not get enough water even on alternate days. The pressure is so low that the tanks hardly fill up.”
Dilip Bokade, executive engineer of Cidco, said: “Due to inadequate stock of water, we are unable to supply as per the demand. To ensure that the residents get available water in adequate pressure, we have divided the node into two zones. Water is supplied accordingly. This will continue till June.”
Bokade added: “We are working on short term and long term plans to help resolve the water supply issue in the node.”