Kamothe reels un­der wa­ter, power woes

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

KAMOTHE: With the on­set of sum­mer, res­i­dents of Kamothe are fac­ing wa­ter prob­lems ow­ing to ir­reg­u­lar and low pres­sure sup­ply in the node.

The res­i­dents re­ceive 34 mil­lion litres a day ( MLD) wa­ter sup­ply as against the re­quired 35- 37 MLD wa­ter sup­ply.

The wa­ter sup­ply depart­ment of Cidco has paid lit­tle at­ten­tion to aug­ment the wa­ter sup­ply in the node de­spite sev­eral com­plaints from lo­cal res­i­dents.

The pop­u­la­tion of Kamothe has in­creased to 2 lakh which gets its wa­ter sup­ply from the civic body- owned Morbe dam.

The node is dot­ted with six to seven storey tow­ers, high­rises ow­ing to well road and rail-con­nec­tiv­ity. The res­i­dents of such build­ings hardly get wa­ter ow­ing to the low pres­sure wa­ter sup­ply and are forced to take wa­ter from their ground floors. The un­sched­uled power cuts have also added to woes of res­i­dents.

Supriya Patil, a res­i­dent, said, “Cidco does not in­form res­i­dents about low pres­sure wa­ter sup­ply caus­ing us se­vere in­con­ve­nience. With the ar­rival of sum­mer, the wa­ter con­sump­tion in house­hold has in­creased but the plan­ning agency has not both­ered about en­sur­ing ad­e­quate wa­ter sup­ply to house­holds in the node.”

SN Patil, ex­ec­u­tive en­gi­neer, Cidco ( wa­ter sup­ply depart­ment), Kamothe, said, “The con­struc­tion of wa­ter tank with a ca­pac­ity of 5 MLD at Sec­tor 8 in Kamothe will soon be com­pleted.”

“At present, wa­ter, sourced from Het­wane dam is stored in Va­hal tank, which has a ca­pac­ity of 20 MLD. Ef­forts are be­ing made to sup­ply wa­ter to Kamothe from Va­hal tank via D point route. The wa­ter will be sup­plied to the node from the Va­hal tank soon,” added Patil.

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