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Water woes: BMC to issue notices to govt offices

As the city reels under water crisis,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to serve notices to all government offices asking them to plug leakages in water pipelines on their premises at the earliest.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
November 4, 2009 11:54:00 pm

As the city reels under water crisis,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to serve notices to all government offices asking them to plug leakages in water pipelines on their premises at the earliest. The BMC will paste notices in all public offices like BMC offices,Mantralaya,public hospitals,police stations etc giving them 48 hours to plug leakages in their building.

After the stipulated time is over,water supply to defaulting offices will be cut. “A lot of water is wasted because of leakages along pipes and in toilets in these buildings. We will curb water supply to those offices who don’t repair their leakages on urgent basis,” hydraulic engineer Dinesh Gondaliya said.

Out of the city’s total supply of 3450 million litres per day,700 mld is wasted everyday due to thefts and leakages. At present,there is 9 lakh million litres water available till the next monsoon. The demand is that of 13 lakh million liters. To curb thefts and leakages,the civic body has started a toll free helpline number (108) where citizens can complain about thefts and leakages.

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