TANKERS CANNOT USE WELL WATER
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.