Most city areas to see 50% water cut

Nagpur: Water supply to north, east and parts of south Nagpur is all set to come down by 50% as water level at jackwell has gone 8cm below the inlet strainer top.
A senior official from NMC’s water works department confirmed this and said pumping from Kanhan water treatment plant will reduce further. “Today the plant operated at 70% of normal flow/production (normal production is 195MLD). In next five days, production will further reduce to 40-50% resulting in less and restricted water supply to north, east and south Nagpur areas,” the officer said.

Recently, TOI had reported that the under-construction Kochchhi barrage has stopped the flow of river resulting in water level at Kanhan WTP reaching dead stock. Now, due to less than required water availability, only partial pumping will be done, the officer added.

Meanwhile, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation has demanded water resources department to release 1000 MLD. Simultaneously, water has been released at the rate of 333.3 MLD from Khekra Naala dam which will take at least three days to reach the destination. The released water will flow down and fill up to overflow point at Kochchhi barrage. From Kochchhi barrage the normal flow of water will resume in the downstream towards Kanhan intake well. It may take further 5-6 days for water to reach Kanhan intake well.

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