Mumbai to face water cut from December 7 onwards

Owing to the Mahaparinirvan Diwas, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decided to delay the water cut to avoid inconvenience for Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's followers

Mumbai to face water cut from December 7 onwards

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had announced a 10 per cent water cut and low-pressure supply across Mumbai from December 3 to December 10, as it was undertaking major repairs at the Pise Panjarapur water plant in Bhiwandi in Thane district. 

However, the civic body has now decided to postpone the repairs by a week. The reason for the delay is that Mahaparinirvan Diwas is celebrated on December 6 and there will be lakhs of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's followers who might face trouble due to the scheduled water cut.

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Therefore, the municipal corporation has decided to initiate the water cut from December 7 to December 13.

Meanwhile, BMC has already asked the residents to store a day's water in reserve to avoid inconvenience during this tenure. BMC has also stated that along with the water cut, some areas in Mumbai may have to face additional issues as water will be released at low pressure in these areas.

On average, BMC supplies 3,750 million litres of water daily, against the city’s demand of 4,200 million litres. Households in Mumbai, get water for around three to four hours every day approximately.