Pune: Housing Societies Object To Installation Of Common Water Metres, PMC Requests Cooperation

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Pune, 18th December 2022: The 24-hour continuous and equitable water supply project of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is progressing from conception to completion, but housing societies have now objected to the installation of common water metres. Every dwelling unit should have its metre, according to the demand.

An earlier complaint was made regarding the cost of the metre installation. Though Covid-19 has also impacted the project work, the PMC is now installing the metres gratis. Housing societies in Kothrud, Baner, Bavdhan, Karvenagar, Aundh, and Sinhgad Road have protested the installation of shared water metres.

The 24-hour project is being managed by Superintendent Engineer Nandkumar Jagtap of PMC’s water supply department. He stated that they are persuading societies to install common water metres. Societies pay standard fees for services like power, lifts, and maintenance. They may also charge for services like water. He continued by saying that several societies in Sinhagad Road were making the case that a water metre wasn’t necessary. They contend that they are currently receiving enough water.

In a bungalow community, PMC will install individual water metres for each bungalow, but apartment buildings will have a shared water metre.

“Societies must work together. Societies will indirectly aid in preventing river pollution. The idea will be useless without support from the general population,” said Jagtap.