NMMC commissioner calls for responsible water consumption
NAVI MUMBAI: Morbe dam that supplies drinking water to Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) area is overflowing.
Last week’s torrential rain has ensured that the dam’s 88 mtr level is breached.
This is a reassurance for the city that the water supply will be comfortable over the next year, yet NMMC commissioner Abhijit Bangar appealed to the people to consume water responsibly with future in mind.
NMMC is the first civic body to have its own dam in post-independence India. City planner CIDCO built the dam before NMMC came into existence on January 1, 1992.
Water at the 450-million litre Morbe is quite pure as Patalganga rover’s tributary Dharvi stream flows in to the reservoir.
For the uninitiated, NMMC covers Navi Mumbai part which falls in Thane district. The other part of the planned city is under Raigad district of Maharashtra.