WA­TER WORRY

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

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

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