Water supply improves in two nodes
RELIEF MJP reduces water cut to just 20% in New Panvel and Kalamboli; it used to supply water only on alternate days
With the Patalganga river getting good rainfall, the Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) has reduced water cut to 20% from alternateday supply, bringing relief to residents of New Panvel and Kalamboli.
Kamothe will, however, continue to get water once in two days, leaving people distraught.
“While required water is still not available from MJP, the supply has increased as compared to previous months. Hence, we have decided to roll back the water cut in New Panvel and Kalamboli,” said Ramesh Giri, superintendent engineer, water supply department, City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco).
The MJP supplies water to Kalamboli and New Panvel. Its old water pipelines suffer from leakage issues and require regular maintenance, which leads to shutdowns and affects supply to the two nodes.
With water cut in force since February, Kalamboli was receiving just 22 to 24 mld in summer. The situation was not different in New Panvel.
Besides supply, residents also complained of low water pressure and said that the top floors of buildings did not receive water.
The Cidco then devised a zonewise plan to address the grievance. Kalamboli and Roadpali zones were created for judicious MJP sources water from Patalganga river and filters it at Bhokarpada plant.
New Panvel requires 40 mld of water, however during the shortage, it received less than 30 mld of water. Kalamboli is being supplied 26 mld of water and New
Panvel around 39 mld.
Though there is still leakage problem due to the rusted pipelines, the water supply is now much better than it was in summer.
MJP sources water from Patalganga river, filters it at Bhokarpada plant and through the water pipelines supplies water to CIDCO, Panvel Municipal Council and JNPT.