City to get 5-hour water supply

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 26 October 2018

Pravin Gedam, Superintendent Engineer of Municipal corporation said, “We have set water supply timing at night for societies, as they have underground water reservoirs for storage."

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has finally prepared a water supply schedule for the city and it will be implemented from Monday. According to the new time table, housing societies will get water during the night, while slum areas lacking storage capacity will be supplied with water during the day. 

PMC’s water supply department has got the final nod on the same from Mayor Mukta Tilak on Thursday. This schedule will be published in detail through advertisements in media as well as on the civic body’s website. Now, several areas of the city will get five-hour water supply once a day at high pressure. The PMC has not made any changes in the water supply schedule for Dhankawadi, Katraj, Kondhwa and Wadgaon Dhayari areas.

Pravin Gedam, Superintendent Engineer of Municipal corporation said, “We have set water supply timing at night for societies, as they have underground water reservoirs for storage. Considering complaints of odd timing of water supply in slums and other residential areas, we have given the slot of day time to them. The system will require at least two days to work smoothly. Hence, people would need to cooperate with the civic body.”

On Tuesday, Tilak held a meeting of all political leaders along with Municipal Commissioner Saurabh Rao and Water Supply Department officials and announced the new water supply schedule from Monday onwards till end of July 2019. The PMC had earlier planned to impose cuts from Diwali. However, it has preponed the new water supply plan.  

Earlier this month, the State Water Resource Department had decided to reduce the city’s water supply by around 200 MLD. A meeting of the canal committee was held in Mumbai in the presence of Guardian Minister Girish Bapat and Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan, which decided to reduce water supply from 1,350 MLD per day to 1,150 MLD per day.

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