Mumbaikars may have to face water shortage in March

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to spend 8.76 crore to solve water leakage problems in 440 localities.


Millions of liters of water is supplied to Mumbai on a daily basis. However, water wastage is a big issue with old pipes. Due to water leakage in 440 localities, the BMC will spend ₹8.76 crore to prevent the problem.

In the suburbs,  3,750 liters of water is supplied to the city every day. It is found that 27 per cent of the water is wasted due to waterlogging and water leakage. Due to low rainfall this year, water reserves in the rivers are dwindling as a result Mumbaikars may have to face water shortage in March.  

In the city, contractors were appointed to prevent water leakage in Ghatkopar, Bhandup and Mulund. However, in Ghatkopar, there were 363 water channels leakage. In South Mumbai, 78 leakages were found in A, B, C, D, E wards. The administration has started taking immediate steps to stop them and the repair of the water reservoir will be commenced soon.

In Ghatkopar the civic bodies spent ₹87 lakhs for changing the old and tangled 37 water channels of 50 to 100 meters. From December 2017 to October 2018, the leakage of 78 water pipes had been stopped in South Mumbai's A, B and E areas. At the time the water body was inspected by the camera. For this, the expenditure was .₹50.92 lakhs. Meanwhile, the new contractor will be appointed promptly for these works. In order to stop water leakage of Ghatkopar, Bhandup and Mulund sections in the suburbs. The Committee has proposed to the meeting for approval.
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