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The First meeting of the Water and Sanitation Stakeholders held on the 20th of July, 2011 at the UDR 1.0 Introduction:
The UDRI introduced the intent of the Development Plan stakeholders group. The intention is to reach a consensus on the the water and sanitation requirements as perceived by agencies/researcher working on the ground in Mumbai. These are to be presented to the MCGM as a brief for the revision of the Development Plan.
The Second meeting of the Water and Sanitation Stakeholders held on the 17th of August, 2011 at the 1.0 Discussion on Issues
1.1 Water supply distribution network
The MCGM hydraulics department has no special provision for re-laying of water network lines. These old pipes are damaged and leads to contamination of the water supply through intermixing with nearby sewage lines. This is exacerbated by the fact that water supply through these pipes are for limited hours only and the vacuum pressure of empty water lines sucks in added contamination. It is necessary to prioritize the re-laying of new pipes mainly in the island city where the existing network is more then 80-90 years old. The suburban network is about 30 years old.
The Third meeting of the Water and Sanitation Stakeholders held on the 12th of September, 2011 at th 1.0 Finalization of letter
The Draft of the Water and Sanitation letter to the Municipal Commissioner was finalized and signed by those present. UDRI will obtain the remaining signatures and forward the letter to the Municipal Commissioner.
2.0 Combined Stakeholder Meeting on the 13th of October
The water group will present its principles and strategies at the combined stakeholder meeting that has been planned for the 13th of October. Mr. Sitaram Shelar will present on behalf of the group.