Pune: PCMC Appeals For Water Conservation As Pavana Dam Levels Drop

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Pimpri-Chinchwad, 17th June 2023: In the wake of diminishing water reserves and an ever-increasing population, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has urged residents to use water diligently. In the last three and a half years, the city has implemented an alternate-day water supply system, resulting in a significant reduction in complaints regarding insufficient water supply and wasteful water usage in low-lying areas.

The primary sources of water for Pimpri-Chinchwad city are the Pavana and Andhra Dams in Maval. Currently, the municipality draws 580 million litres of water per day, with 510 million litres sourced from the Pavana Dam, 50 million litres from the Chikhli water treatment plant, and 20 million litres from the Industrial Development Corporation. The decision to adopt alternate-day water supply was introduced on November 25, 2019, ensuring equitable distribution of water across all areas.

Despite the increasing demand, the availability of water has not kept pace with the city’s increasing population, necessitating the continuation of the alternate-day water supply system. The Municipal Corporation recognises the importance of preserving water resources and emphasises the need for responsible water usage.

The water storage level in the Pavana Dam currently stands at 20.40 percent, which is expected to sustain the city’s water needs until the end of July. Comparatively, this year’s water stock is lower than the 22.06 percent recorded last year.

“In view of an increasing population and availability of water, water supply will be maintained on an alternate day,” said Shrikant Sawane, Associate City Engineer, Water Supply Department, Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.


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