Pune: Pawana Dam at 89% Capacity Ensures Regular Water Supply for Pimpri-Chinchwad Until May 2024

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Pimpri, 22nd November 2023: In Pimpri-Chinchwad, the Pawana Dam stands at 89 per cent water storage, ensuring ample water supply for the residents until the end of May 2024. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation relies on the dam, drawing 593 MLD of water daily, with contributions from Pawana, Chikhali Water Treatment Plant, and MIDC.

This year, the Pawana Dam area witnessed 2,833 mm of rainfall, resulting in a full dam by the end of September. Presently, the dam’s water storage is at 89 per cent, slightly lower than the 91 per cent recorded on the same date last year. While this level is deemed sufficient until May’s end, concerns about potential water shortages in June persist if heavy rain does not materialize.

Since November 25, 2019, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has implemented alternate-day water supply, a measure in place for four years. This strategy aims to ensure equitable distribution and has significantly reduced water-related complaints. The initiative has particularly improved water supply in upland areas, alleviating pressure and resulting in a noteworthy decline in reported supply issues.

In a statement, Pawana Dam branch engineer Rajnish Baria mentioned, “Maval belt received good rainfall as it is a mountain region. Therefore, till the end of September, there was 100 per cent water storage in the dam. The dam has 89 per cent water storage as of today. This water storage will be enough till the end of May. It does not seem that there will be a water problem.”