Pune: Finally the citizens of Pimpri Chinchwad have to do away with luxuriant water supply they were enjoying. The civic administration has announced water cut for the twin town, which means there will be only one-time water supply everywhere within the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) limits, starting from today.
The decision of water cut was taken today by PCMC after a meeting with the irrigation department. At a press meet called after the meeting, municipal commissioner said this is the first time water crises befalls PCMC, due to weak monsoon. “With the water cut we will be saving over 100 MLD out of 460 MLD supplied every day to PCMC areas. It will allow us to stretch the water supply to PCMC till August 15, in case monsoon does not revive,” he said. At present, he said the Pavana Dam has only 16.14 per cent of usable water storage, of its total capacity.
It was decided at the meeting that 60 per cent of the PCMC area, which was getting two time water supply at present will now get one time for three hours. There will be no change for 40 per cent PCMC areas, which is already getting one time water supply. Few areas, which were getting 24 hours supply will now get only one time supply. Commissioner informed that they will again call a meeting on July 15 to decide whether to discontinue water cut, in case monsoon revives and restores the dam water.
Stringent steps to be taken
- Along with the water cut, new water connections will be stopped temporarily.
- Usage of tap water for building construction works in PCMC area, car washing, PCMC gardens will also be asked to stop immediately.
- Usage of private pump sets in PCMC will be surveyed.
- Private water tankers will not be allowed to supply tap water.
- Only PCMC run water tankers will cater to citizen requirements.
- Areas under MIDC will be told to fix their leakages.
- Old borewells will be revived
Some of the PCMC areas that will be getting water supply in the evening -
Premlok Park, Dalvinagar, Chinchwadgaon, Keshavnagar, Tanajinagar, Maniknagar, Thergaonthan, Sadashiv Colony bypass, Anand Park bypass, Shrikrishna Colony, Vijaynagar, Kalewadi, Tapkirnagar, Shivar Chowk, Govind Garden Road, Vinayaknagar, Old Sanghvi, Sanghvigaonthan, Tathavde, Ravet, Rahatni survey No2, Nehrunagar, Fugewadi, Umesh Landge area, Shankarwadi, Shashtrinagar, Hutatma Chowk, Radhakrishnanagar, Fulenagar, Ramanagar
PCMC areas getting water supply in the afternnoon -
Ashok Society, Draver Colony, Jai Malharnagar, Kailasnagar, Kasptewasti, Vidhyanagar, Udhamnagar, Yeshwantnagar, Mahatma Phulenagar, Gawalimatha, Balajinagar, Adhinathnagar, Gavhanewasti, Bhosarigaonthan, Sandvik Colony, Gurukrupa Colony, Noormohalla, Shrikrishna Colony, Sambhajinagar, Ramnagari, Vithal Park
Other areas of PCMC will get water supply in the morning
* Timings can change, for more information contact Water Supply Department, PCMC - 67333333