Potable water is supplied to the households on alternate days
The inadequate rainfall last year has been compounded by the fact that the silt in Dehrang dam has not been cleared for the past two years leading to unavailability of water
There are at present 11,000 water consumers in the city who need 26mld water daily
Despite Panvel having its own dam, it has to depend on various agencies to fulfill its requirement
Dehang dam is spread over 277 acres. It has a water storage capacity of 3,357mld
Since it has 3mts of silt in it, the capacity has been reduced to 2,100mld.
The silt taken out of the dam will be deposited on PMC’s land above the dam
Around 5,000 saplings will be planted on it. It will also be distributed among local farmers if they ask for it Around 35,000 to 40,000cum of silt will be removed.
Panvel, with a population of around 1.25 lakh, is facing acute shortage of water this year