The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has initiated action against over 970 citizens for the wastage of water during March. The decision came to ensure that the water requirement of the city is met with the available water level.
A civic official said that the civic administration noticed a section of residents were not using water appropriately and were wasting resources. "Action has been initiated against 971 such people during March," said the official.
Morbe Dam has sufficient water level
Residents living under NMMC do not need to worry as the Morbe Dam that supplies water to the city has sufficient water levels to meet the demand for water till mid-August. Normally, the monsoon arrives in the first or second week of June.
According to senior civic officials, Morbe Dam did not overflow last year. However, it has sufficient stock to meet the water requirements of the city till August. But the civic body is focusing on the conservation of important resources including water.
"Even though the Morbe dam has sufficient water to meet the requirement, it does not mean that it should be wasted,” said a senior civic official.
The total storage capacity of the Morbe Dam is 190.890 million cubic meters (MCM). At the end of March, the water level of the Morbe dam was around 48 per cent which was lower than the previous year when it was around 54 per cent.
Contaminated water supply issue
NMMC requires around 463 million liters (ML) of water per day and around 393 ML gets from the Morbe dam and the remaining is supplied by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).
Meanwhile, residents of Taloja and Kharghar have been complaining about contaminated water supply for the past few days. In addition, Taloja is not getting an adequate water supply even though the summer has just started. CIDCO officials ensured that the issue will be resolved.
At present, a total of 259 MLD of water is available with CIDCO through Hetawane Water Supply Scheme, MJP's Patalganga, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation's Morbe Dam and MIDC's Barvi Dam, but the actual waterdemand in the area administered by CIDCO is 289 MLD. We are working on the far-reaching and meticulous planning of water resources to ensure an uninterrupted supply of water to the Navi Mumbai region to meet the growing demand for water in the present as well as in the future,” said an official.