Water Watch: Water supply in cities in South Gujarat

Last Modified: Sun Jun 02 2019 09:11:24 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 47%
    Percentage of its full capacity that the Ukai reservoir was filled to at the end of Sep. Typically the reservoir fills to near full capacity at the end of monsoon each year. The shortage will impact irrigation and water supply in South Gujarat including Surat, Navsari and Valsad districts.
  • 3,489,000 million litres
    Capacity of water in the Ukai reservoir as on 15 Oct. (47% of live capacity). 3,500,000 million litres is needed for irrigation purposes and 400,000 million for water needs of Surat, Navsari and Valsad.
  • 1,200 million litres
    Daily water requirement of the city of Surat based on a per capita need of 120 - 140 litres per day. The city has an estimated population of 5 million (50 lakh).
  • 300,000 million litres
    Volume of water on an average sourced from the Ukai reservoir each year for Surat city (nearly 250 days of supply).
  • 10 minute
    Cut in water supply in the city of Surat each day in order put in place by the Surat Municipal Corporation which should save around 10 miilion litres each day. This reduction in supply time was reported on the 11th of Oct and is likely to get worse in coming weeks and months.
  • 40.5 million litres
    Daily water requirement of the city of Navsari based on a per capita need of 135 litres per day. The city has an estimated population of 300,000 (3 lakh).
  • 50,000 million litres
    Volume of water on an average sourced from the Ukai reservoir each year for Navsari city (all year round supply).
  • 50%
    Cut in water supply enforced in major parts of the city since early Oct - the first time in 50 years!