Pune: As the city is set to undergo water cuts from Saturday in the wake of acute shortage, residents of few localities are bracing themselves up for the problem.
Some of them have restored to water conservation by banning washing of cars while others have reduced the water supply to their residential complexes.
As there are no rains in and around Pune, the Pune Municipal Corporation has decided to supply water only once a day to city households from Saturday. While the civic administration has appealed to the residents not to waste water, some of them have already started responding to the situation by taking up water conservation measures.
Residents of Kubera Colony on NIBM Road in Kondhwa have showed their social responsibility where they have decided to save as much water as they can. Recently, the residents of the colony have come up with a circular in which they have banned washing of cars. Nilesh Jitekar, secretary of Kubera Colony, told dna, “We have a total 315 flats and nearly 250 vehicles. Earlier, we used to wash our vehicles every day but now, we have completely banned the activity. We are trying to store as much of water as possible. From Monday, we will be putting restrictions on water supply—it will be supplied for three hours in morning and evening. We have also instructed the residents not to water the gardens till the situation improves. We are also planning to impose a fine in case anybody is found wasting water.”
Even the residents of Kothurd have restored to water conservation. The Saudamini housing society in Bhusari Colony, Kothrud, has restricted water supply. Ganesh Chondhe, a member of the society, said, “We have created a group on Watsapp where we are constantly circulating messages regarding water conservation. We have restricted water supply and are also planning to check all possible leakages in all the building.”
Aundh Vikas Samiti in the posh area of Aundh has come out with a circular in which they have instructed the members not to use washing machines on a daily basis. Apart from that the group has appealed residents not to wash their terrace or balconies.