24 x 7 water supply still a distant dream
Residents of Sector 15 are a troubled lot nowadays due to the scarcity of water in the area. The residents claim that the water supply is not sufficient and has a very low pressure which troubles residents a lot. In such a situation, 24 x 7 water is still a distant dream.
For a few months, the water has been coming with a very lower pressure in the area for just two hours in morning and evening. This has led to water scarcity troubling residents. Manisha Salunkhe, a resident of Omkar Society Sector 15 expressed, “In such scenario, our family members can only take bath in morning and there is a little water left for washing clothes and other works. This troubles us a lot.”
Nothing has been done on the promise of 24×7 water supply. Dhananjay Shinde, a resident of B 2 type society said, “It has been almost two years since it was announced that the residents will receive 24 x 7 water supply, but to the dismay, we are facing water shortage due to low pressure of water supply.”
Local corporator Sindhu Naik expressed, “I have taken up the matter with the Navi Mumbai Muncipal Corporation (NMMC) and also demanded them to start 24 x 7 water supply for the residents. This is possible as now we have our own Morbe Dam which has surplus water. The water shortage due to low pressure of water supply is really embarrassing.”
Deputy Engineer Raut expressed, “There is no water problem in the area. If some of the societies are facing water problem due to low pressure, then there is a need to clean the strainer, which can be easily done.”
On the demand of 24 x 7 water supply in Vashi and nearby areas, Sanjay Desai, head of water department, NMMC said, “We have received funds under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewable Mission for the augmentation of the water supply and accordingly many internal old lines are being replaced by the new lines which will provide water in higher pressure to the residents. The work is presently under going in all the areas. But due to the monsoon, we will be postponing the rest of the work. Once the work is completed, the residents will be able to enjoy 24 x 7 water supply.
I have taken up the matter with the NMMC and also demanded them to start 24 x 7 water supply.”
— Sindhu Naik,
—Jaspal Singh Naol