Mumbai, 30th April 2023: Mumbai residents are experiencing frequent water cuts as a result of an increase in water leakage incidents in the city over the past few days. The municipality has received 2,921 complaints of water leakage in March and April of this year, with most of the complaints coming from the Andheri and Jogeshwari areas.
The Water Engineer Department’s ‘Emergency Repair’ Department has received the complaints and resolved 1,526 of them. Andheri, Jogeshwari East had the most complaints with 294, followed by Andheri, Jogeshwari West with 252 complaints and Kurla with 208 complaints. Locating the precise position of a water leak is often a challenging and time-consuming process. As a result, the municipality has decided to use a “crawler camera” to identify leaks.
The crawler camera, which records the scene and identifies the exact location of the leak, will be used by the municipality. It is particularly beneficial in locations where the exact location of the leak cannot be found even after digging. With the use of this technology, officials are hopeful that they will be able to detect and fix water leaks more efficiently, reducing the number of water cuts faced by residents in the future.
The municipality is urging residents to report any water leakage they come across to the authorities so that the leaks can be fixed as soon as possible. The municipality has assured residents that they are working diligently to address the water leakage issues and restore regular water supply to all areas.