PUNE: Drinking water supply to around 8 lakh residents of Peth areas was disrupted for three days in a row. The supply was normalised only by Saturday evening.
According to Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC’s) Water Supply Department Chief VG Kulkarni, supply was affected as the spindle of a gate attached to a low level reservoir in Janata Vasahat broke down on Friday evening. The supply was, however, normalised by Saturday evening after PMC carried out repair work.
The disruption in water supply rendered many citizens furious. Rajnish Paigude, a resident of Narayan Peth, said, “There was no drinking water on Thursday and Friday and we received water at low pressure on Friday morning. Now, from Saturday morning, we have not received water at all.”
Earlier, the PMC had shut down water supply to the city on Thursday for maintenance purposes. On Friday, Peth areas received water only for two hours in the morning.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Kulkarni added, “On Friday, a fault was reported at Parvati overhead water tank. Though the tank was full of water due to a nonfunctional valve, we could not release water to all Peth areas.”
According to PMC officials, the low level reservoir in Janata Vasahat is one of the oldest and biggest reservoirs in Pune, with a maximum capacity to store up to 3 crore litres of water.