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Water cut in Panvel: PMC decides to cut water supply for one day in a week

The city of Panvel needs 32 million litres per day (MLD) of water. Of this, 11 MLD is taken from MJP, 6 MLD from MIDC and 15 MLD from Deharang Dam. The municipality is making efforts to maintain this stock till June 2021.

Water cut in Panvel: PMC decides to cut water supply for one day in a week
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Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) has already started planning how to tackle water shortage in the area to avoid any major cutbacks in the future. Accordingly, the municipal corporation has decided to cut off the water supply one day in a week in all the Panvel Municipal Corporation area. As a result, around 6,300 consumers in PMC will save water.

Dehrang Dam, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) supply water to Panvel Municipal Corporation area. Deharang Dam is owned by the municipality. Water supply from MIDC and MJP is reduced on Sundays and Mondays. Therefore, the municipality has to draw water from Deharang dam. This leads to depletion of water in the dam and severe water scarcity.

Every year, the corporation plans five months in advance and appeals to use water sparingly. Considering the remaining reserves of this year, the municipality has decided to keep the water supply from Dehrang dam closed one day in a week.

The city of Panvel needs 32 million litres per day (MLD) of water. Of this, 11 MLD is taken from MJP, 6 MLD from MIDC and 15 MLD from Deharang Dam. At present, there is a balance of 1500 MLD of water in Dehrang Dam. The municipality is making efforts to maintain this stock till June 2021.


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