The Mumbai civic body has planned to perform work on the Bhandup water pumping station on Thursday, November 14. Consequently, there’ll be 10-20 % water cut throughout the Mumbai city combined with reduced pressure. The Bhandup station is an essential connection in the water source of the Mumbai city as this is where the water is treated and supplied. The capacity of the Bhandup pumping station is 1, 910 million litres of water per day. The Mumbai city gets around 3, 799 million litres of water per day. The other pumping station is outside the Mumbai city, with a capacity of 2, 809 million litres of water per day.
Vihar and Tulsi lakes have only small components of 18 MLD and 90 MLD storing capacity. The work of replacement of a 1, 200-millimetre diameter BFV and 700-millimetre diameter BFV on the main of the Bhandup pumping station will take place from 10 am to 6 pm on Thursday, November 14. The water source in the Mumbai city will have curtailed by 10-20 per cent. The hillside areas and buildings in Mumbai city without water storage tanks may face serious trouble. A BMC officer stated the work had needed and all Mumbaikers have asked to store a sufficient quantity of water every day before.
A significant water crisis is looming large all over Mumbai, the company, Banking and financial capital of India, with storage levels in dams dipping due to insufficient rain in the last monsoon season. Although the Meteorological Department has stated that monsoon has entered Maharashtra, there’s hardly been any rain in Mumbai. Additionally, current water stocks might last for 15 to 29 days. On Thursday, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation expressed concern within the water situation and asked people, use it responsibly and not to wastewater.
Mumbai gets water from six reservoirs and dams – Modak Sagar, Middle Vaitarna, Upper Vaitarna, Tansa, Vihar, Bhatsa, and Tulsi. These have left with hardly 4.93 per cent of usable water stock in all the lakes. The BMC has asked almost two crores of people in Mumbai not to wastewater.