The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), commonly called as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), provides water to Mumbai on a daily basis in the amount of 3,850 million litres.
The Mumbai water supply system, which is one of the world’s largest, is managed by the Hydraulic Engineer Department, including some of the MCGM’s earliest divisions. Tansa, Tulsi, Vihar, Modak Sagar, Bhatsa, Upper Vaitarna, and Middle Vaitarna are among the seven lakes and dam basins that provide water to the city. Incoming water is then processed at four treatment plants to meet the drinking water requirements outlined in IS 10500:2012 without first being distributed to the city’s residents. The MCGM water bill is sent to Mumbai residents who must pay costs based on their water usage.
Statistics about the MCGM water bill
The MCGM generates BMC water bills based on consumption using billing system that is based on the water prices standards manual. These fees listed on water bill MCGM vary, depending on the kind of interconnections, the purpose for the link and the quantity of use. The water bill in Mumbai is calculated depending on a variety of factors, including domestic, commercial, and industrial usage. MCGM water bills are generated and mailed to the consumer’s registered address through Indian post each month or quarterly, based on the kilolitres used. Whereas the majority of pipes in the city are regulated, there are a few MCGM water lines that are not metered despite being recorded. For these kinds of connections, in which there is no water metre, water tax is assessed as a percentage of the property tax that they have to pay in their MCGM water bill. In the event of a defective metre, a metre inspector will issue an MCGM water bill based on estimates after assessing the meter’s condition, which will be approved by authorised employees.
MCGM’s water bill charges are governed by a set of guidelines.
The MCGM receives a substantial portion of its revenue from the water tax, which is comparable to the property tax. The MCGM distributes up to 150 litres of water per person for home consumption and levies a discounted fee of Rs 5.22 per 1,000 gallons. As per the BMC’s 2012 policy, it has the authority to raise water taxes by up to 8% per year. The water tax were amended to 2.48 percent in 2019, resulting in an increase in the MCGM water bill rates from Rs 5.09 per 1,000 litres to Rs 5.22 per 1,000 litres. The MCGM water bill is computed built on the hypothesis that there are 5 members in one household, culminating in a daily water need of 750 litres. Yet, there are several communities in Mumbai in which the water use is greater than 750 litres each day. In such an effort to reduce water demand and generate more revenue, the MCGM’s management had suggested, in October 2020, to start charging twice the tax on households which use somewhere around 750 and 1,000 litres a day, and thrice the tax on households using 1,000 litres to 1,250 litres and four times for utilisation above 1,250 litres. The plan was, nevertheless, denied by the civic body’s standing committee.
Abhay Yojana, MCGM’s water bill
Water bill information is available at www.portal.mcgm.gov.in. Individuals who do not make their MCGM water payment by the deadline are charged a monthly penalty of 2% on the outstanding MCGM water bills. The Abhay Yojana, on either hand, was created in an attempt to recover overdue debts and get some assistance to customers. Until the conclusion of the covid-19 epidemic, people can take use of the Abhay Yojana, which allows them to pay their MCGM water bills free interest. Inability to pay the outstanding MCGM water bills, on the other hand, will lead in the water supply being cut off permanently.
One must be a permanent legal resident of Maharashtra to take full advantage of the Abhay Yojana. They must first enroll on the MCGM water bill website. These following documents are needed to register for the Abhay Yojana scheme online:
- Proof of your identity
- Proof of address
- Mobile phone number on file
- Photograph the size of a passport
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