Wagholi set to get more water

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 21 July 2018

PMRDA officials said Rs 23.1 crore has been approved for the project in which PMRDA will build intake well, connecting pipes, and purification centre

Pune: The Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) has called for tenders for setting up a 5 million litres per day (MLD) water purification centre in Wadu village. The centre will be around 12.5 km from Wagholi village and will lift water from Wadu dam. 

The Water Resources Department recently approved 3 TMC ft water for PMRDA. PMRDA officials said Rs 23.1 crore has been approved for the project in which PMRDA will build intake well, connecting pipes, jackwell, pump house and purification centre. 

PMRDA Chief Kiran Gitte said that currently the water supply to Wagholi is around 2.2 MLD which will be increased by 1.46 MLD.

“We will be increasing the pumping hours of current pumps and also water from wells will be purified, which will add to about 0.5 MLD  water. This will help to provide water to Avhalwadi also. The population of Wagholi village is 1.2 lakh which is expected to touch 6 lakh by 2021 and we have to be ready to serve water to the village,” added Gitte.

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