Navi Mumbai, June 17: The Southwest monsoon arrived in Mumbai on Sunday, June 9, two days ahead of normal schedule. While Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, including Thane and Navi Mumbai, have been receiving on-and-off rainfall, the rains have not been enough to fulfil water needs, so civic bodies are resorting to water cuts. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) recently announced node-wise evening water cuts three times a week in view of declining water levels in the Morbe Dam.

Although the NMMC has announced three water cuts in the evenings, the civic body has ensured a regular supply of water in the mornings. The three-times-a-week water cut in the evening comes after the Morbe Dam's water level saw a significant drop, reports Hindustan Times. At present, the water level in Morbe Dam stands at 26 per cent of its total capacity, which means the water body has only 40 days of stock remaining. Mumbai Water Supply Cut Today: Water Supply to Remain Suspended for 12 Hours in Two Municipal Wards, Check Time and List of Affected Areas.

Civic Body Calls Water Cuts Precautionary Measure

Speaking about the decision to announce water cuts, Arvind Shinde, NMMC executive engineer (Morbe Dam), said the water cuts are precautionary measures due to insufficient rainfall in the Morbe dam catchment area. Shinde also stated that the morning water supply would continue to remain regular until the Morbe dam receives adequate rainfall to replenish its stock.

NMMC Using Treated Water for Gardens and Dividers

The three-times-a-week water cut in the evening comes after the NMMC imposed water cuts twice a week. However, due to inadequate rainfall and limited stock in Morbe Dam, the frequency of water cuts has been increased to three times a week. The NMMC engineer also highlighted measures taken by the civic body to conserve water. Mumbai Water Cut News: BMC Begins 10% Water Cut From Today, Restricted Supply To Continue Till Satisfactory Rainfall Received.

Shinde said that the civic body is using treated water from sewage treatment plants for gardens and dividers instead of potable water. He further said that a crackdown on illegal water connections had saved over 27 million litres per day (mld) of water. The NMMC official also requested people to use water judiciously and avoid its wastage.

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