Water Supply System
MIDC has, over the years, created a vast, robust and reliable water supply system. The system caters to the water needs of the industries within MIDC industrial areas and also those outside, in the adjoining areas. Not only that, the system caters to the needs of many large and small local bodies all over the State which in turn serve their domestic and commercial consumers.
MIDC supplies treated, potable water to all industrial units.
  Some facts about MIDC's water supply systems
Total Installed Capacity of the system :   1940 MLD
Current Utilization :   1286 MLD
  Consumer Base
Industrial   26564 :    Consumers  579 MLD
Domestic   2829 :    Consumers   707 MLD
  MIDC's sources of water
Irrigation dams :    65%
MIDC dams :    34%
Others :    1%
  Total Reservation available
Domestic :    12485 MLD
Industrial :    4055 MLD
The above reservation figures indicate the extent to which MIDC has rights to draw water from rivers, irrigations project and other sources. The reservation figures indicate that MIDC still has large unutilized rights, which can be used for future expansion of its water supply systems.
  Superior Infrastructure
    The following gives a snapshot of MIDC's water supply infrastructure:
No.of Schemes :    69
No.of Dams :    05
Capacity of pump system :    7877 HP
Length of pipelines :    2864 Kms
  DRINKING WATER STANDARD - World Health Organisation-1971
CHARACTERISTICSHigest DesirableMaximum Permissible
Turbidity5.025.00
Taste and OdourNothingDisagreeable
Color (Pt Scale)5.0050.00
pH7.0-8.56.5-9.2
Total Solids5001500
Total hardness (as CaCo3)100.0500.0
Magnesium30.0150.0
Iron (Fe)0.12.0
Manganese0.050.5
Copper0.051.0
Chloride200.0600.0
Sulphate (as SO4)200.0400.0
Phenolic substances0.0010.002
Fluoride *1.01.5
Nitrate4545
Zinc5.015.0
Arsenic-0.05
Cyanide-0.05
Lead-0.10
Selenium-0.01
Hexavalent Chromium-0.01
Note: The acceptable Fluoride concentration varies as a function of ambient temperature.