Pune: Khadki Cantonment Board (KCB) is the new entrant for implementation of rainwater harvesting (RWH) project to end water scarcity. For past few years, inadequate and irregular water supply has added to the woes of residents who started relying on water tankers to meet their water needs.
"The work on the project has already started," said Amol Jagtap, Chief Executive Officer, adding that they are trying to complete the work before the start of the monsoon. The rainwater harvesting facility will be constructed at four places in Khadki including, Khadki Business Centre, Cantonment office, Lalbahadur Shastri High School and Shri Shivaji Maratha Jijamata Girls Primary School.
Suresh Birnale, Junior Engineer of KCB said, “The first phase work of rainwater harvesting has already started. The contractor has started digging the pits to install the concrete tanks. A tender of Rs23 lakh was approved and floated two months ago. The Cantonment will be funding the project and the work is expected to get over in six months.”
"The residents face the problem of inadequate and irregular water supply due to illegal connections, especially in slum areas. Due to illegal water connections, the water supply of the residents who have legal connection gets affected," said Birnale.