Uran to face two days water cut every week
MIDC will not supply water to Uran on Tuesdays and Fridays. With Cidco’s Hetawane dam water too being shut on several days, Uran residents are struggling to cope with the crisis.
While several areas of Maharashtra have been suffering from acute shortage of water due to drought-like situation, Uran had been relatively comfortable. However, the scenario has changed.
MIDC has a dam in Ransai from which it supplies water to Uran taluka. The taluka includes villages, one municipal council, ONGC, NDA, gas turbine power station projects.
With rapid urbanisation in the region, the water supply had been proving to be inadequate. The authorities had also been sourcing water from Cidco’s Hetawane dam and NMMC’s morbe dam.
Due to shortage of rain last year, resulting in lower stock at Morbe, its supply was first stopped at Uran. Cidco took a policy decision and reduced its supply from Hetawane from 10 mld to just 4 mld. On several days, there is no supply at all.
Uran taluka needs 34 mld of water daily and it used to get 10 mld from Hetawane. With water from Hetawane not being supplied for the past few days, there is a
An MIDC official said, “If 34 mld water is sourced from Ransai dam every day, the dam could be empty in a month. We need to plan to ensure that the water in the dam lasts till monsoon.”
He said, “Taking the situation into account, we have decided to have no supply of water on two days in a week to curtail its use and ensure longevity of supply.”