BMC announces 10% water cut in Mumbai for the next ten days
Making way for urgent repairs to be carried out at Thane's Pise Weir, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that water supply in parts of Mumbai would be affected from November 1 to 10. A 10% water cut in Mumbai and neighbouring zones will be imposed during the 10-day period.
Urgent repair work at Pise Weir, Mumbai
As per the notification issued by the civil authority, urgent replacement of an 'air bladder' is required to be commissioned at the pneumatic gate system installed at Pise Weir, which is crucial to supplying water to Mumbai. Pise Weir is located on Bhatsai River, downstream of Bhatsa dam. It is basically a concrete masonry structure which creates bondage for extraction of 300 mgd of water for BMC.
According to the reports, the regions which will be affected by the 10% shortage in water supply are Mumbai Metropolitan, Thane and Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation. Hence, BMC has appealed to all citizens to use water judiciously and wisely during this time period and co-operate with the municipal administration.
Mumbai water charges might hike soon
In the meanwhile, reports are making rounds that the civic body is also planning to raise water prices in Mumbai. BMC is the authority that currently monitors the rate at which water is supplied to the people. Considering this, it would be wise to ensure judicial use of water for all purposes.