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Mumbai Rains: Water Complex Hit, Boil Drinking Water, BMC Tells Citizens

People wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rainfall in Mumbai. (Reuters)

People wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rainfall in Mumbai. (Reuters)

The flooding has affected electrical equipment that control the pumping and filtration processes there, one of the major sites of water supply to the country's financial capital, he said.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Sunday asked citizens to boil water before drinking as heavy rains over the last two days had led to flooding in the water purification complex at Bhandup.

The flooding has affected electrical equipment that control the pumping and filtration processes there, one of the major sites of water supply to the country's financial capital, he said.

While the pumping mechanism would be restored in a few hours, much more time will be taken to get the filtration process up and running, the official said, adding that boiling water before drinking was the best precaution at the moment.

The inundation at the complex has affected water supply in most parts of the metropolis, the official added.

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first published:July 18, 2021, 15:15 IST