Kamothe reels under water, power woes
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.