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

CBD BELAPUR: To en­sure con­trolled use of wa­ter in the city, the Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor po­ra­tion ( NMMC), t wo days ago, banned the use of wa­ter from the wells in the city.

There are around 130 wells in the city, wa­ter from sev­eral of which is used for con­struc­tion pur­poses. The civic body has al­lowed the use of pond wa­ter for con­struc­tion pur­poses. Tankers source wa­ter from wells for con­struc­tion sites. So far, no per­mis­sion was taken from the civic body by tanker own­ers. Now, with the wa­ter cri­sis wors­en­ing, NMMC has stepped in to con­trol the use of the wa­ter from wells.

NMMC has put up boards at wells an­nounc­ing that draw­ing wa­ter by the tankers is banned. It has given per­mis­sion to wa­ter tankers to source wa­ter from ponds for sup­ply to con­struc­tion sites. A civic of­fi­cial said, “NMMC has un­der­taken the work of clean­ing the ponds. This re­quires the wa­ter lev­els of the pond to be low to help clear the silt be­low.”

“If the tankers source wa­ter from the ponds, it en­sure that the pond wa­ter is not wasted,” he added.

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