existing water cuts to continue in nashik

NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Monday announced that there would be no further water cuts, however they civic administration will continue with the existing water cuts.

The decision was taken by city mayor, Yatin Wagh after a review of the water storage in Gangapur dam, by the officials from the NMC's water department. The dam is the main source of drinking water for the city.

The NMC has already enforced 15-20 % water cuts with water supply once a day across all six divisions of NMC since February 19. This was done with an aim to avoid any water crisis in the future.

Mayor Yatin Wagh said, "The period of water reservation for the Gangapur dam is from October 15, 2012 to July 15, 2013. The NMC's reservation in the Gangapur dam for the period is 3,600 million cubic feet (mcft). As of May 13, we have used 2,500 mcft of water in the dam and our remaining reservation is now 1,100 mcft. Around 770 mcft will be used by July 15, while the rest of the 330 mcft will last till August 15."

Wagh added, "We have a reservation of 600 mcft water in Darna dam, but it is not feasible to lift water from the dam. So, the government has increased the NMC's reservation by 100 MCFT in the Gangapur dam. We now have a total reservation of 1,200 mcft in Gangapur dam and this reservation will last till August 15 if the existing water cuts are continued till then. Therefore, we have decided not to impose any further water cuts and will only continue with the existing water cuts in the city."

Source - TOI - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/Existing-water-cuts-to-continue-in-Nashik/articleshow/20037269.cms