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Pipeline leaks multiply and no sign of rains

india Updated: Jun 23, 2009 02:04 IST
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Areas near Dadar, Parel, Naigaum, Bhoiwada and Ambenagar will not get water on June 25 after 10.30 pm till June 26, due to repair work and installation of new valves on the Golanji Hill Reservoir that supplies water to these areas.

The city is already reeling under a 20 per cent water cut since the last two days due to the delayed monsoon.

Repair work on the Tansa water main that cracked open on Sunday has begun. According to civic officials, work on repairing the pipeline will be completed by Tuesday evening.

“There will be no effect on the quantity of water supplied. Water from upper Vaitarna will be made available to compensate for the water loss,” said Santosh Korlekar, chief engineer, Water Department.

On Sunday, a 100-year-old water main that carries water from Tansa lake to south Mumbai, ruptured at around 5.30 pm, between Agra Road and Bhiwandi.

Mumbai gets its daily water supply of 3,400 million litres from six lakes — Tansa, Vaitarna, Vihar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna and Bhatsa.