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Every year, between March and June, Mumbaikars have to face the problem of water shortage. Although the Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans solutions, to some extent the citizens of Mumbai have to bear the brunt of this problem. In the year when the rains are abundant in the suburbs, it is fine, but if the suburbs do not receive the required amount of rain, Mumbaikars have to face the problem of water shortage. Because water is supplied to Mumbai from the water reservoirs in the suburbs, but if there is no rain in the suburbs, then it is from Gopala. As a solution to the problem of water shortage, Mumbai Municipal Corporation is going to conduct a new experiment. In which Mumbai’s sewage will play an important role.
Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is doing this kind of experiment for the first time. This is an initiative to treat waste water and make it potable. Advertisement for this tender has been given by Mumbai Municipal Corporation. However, there is information that the cost of this experiment will be 250 crores. This is a new concept of Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s water department to treat waste water and make it available for non-drinking purposes.
Due to the increasing population, Mumbai is likely to require nearly 4 thousand million liters of drinking water per day. As advertised by the Municipal Corporation, the company which will take up the project will be fully responsible for the maintenance of the work for the next 15 years. The Municipal Corporation has clarified that the responsibility of maintenance and repair of the treatment plant for the next 15 years will be that of the concerned company.