WHAT A LOSS

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

For a pop­u­la­tion of 12 lakh in the city, Morbe dam sup­plies 367 mld of wa­ter while MIDC sup­plies 55 mld, tak­ing the to­tal sup­ply to 422 mld. Hence, each per­son gets an av­er­age of 150 litres of wa­ter.

The NMMC faces a huge chal­lenge of plug­ging such leaks. It has ac­cepted that 19% wa­ter is lost in tran­sit, which amounts to 80 mld and thereby a loss of crores of ru­pees an­nu­ally.

In 2014-15, the NMMC spent Rs115 crore on wa­ter sup­ply, while it earned just Rs86.77 crore in rev­enue. There are 56 wa­ter pump­ing sta­tions in the NMMC area and 115 un­der­ground and over wa­ter tanks to col­lect wa­ter from mas­ter bal­anc­ing reser­voirs.

While the Morbe dam pipe­line is 108km-long, the city has a to­tal in­ter­nal pipe­line net­work of 972 km to sup­ply wa­ter.

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