Pune: Take Measures to Reduce Water Demand – Water Resources Authority Warns PMC

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Pune,1st September 2022: An affidavit should be filed by Pune Municipal Corporation regarding the construction of a sewage treatment plant and provision of six and a half billion cubic feet (TMC) of water for irrigation.

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The Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA) told the Municipal Corporation to take measures to reduce the daily water demand of the city until the work of the sewage treatment plants is completed.


A petition has been filed with the Water Resources Authority for the demand that the water supply to the PMC from the Water Resources Department should be in accordance with the city’s population size and parameters.

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The next hearing will be held on September 28 at 3 pm. Superintendent Engineer of Water Resources Pune Division Chopde said, “On an average, 1742 million litres of water per day (MLD) is lifted from the municipality. The water resources department supplies 174 million litres of water per day to 14-gram panchayats and private institutions. Adequate sewage treatment plants have not yet been set up by the Municipal Corporation to comply with the norms.”

He added, ” As a result, untreated water flows into the river. The population statistics have been changed from time to time by the Municipal Corporation. PMC has informed that a ‘law and order situation may arise if the water supply is reduced.”


Ravindra Binwade, Additional Commissioner of Municipal Corporation said, “The work of supplying water through a closed channel is proposed by PMC and the work of laying channels under it has been completed by 67%. After 100% completion of this work, the proportion of those who are not currently underwater tax will decrease. The erratic water supply of PMC has become regular due to the water taken from the Bhama Askhed project. At present, the treated water is being used for construction work.”


Representing PMC, Adv. Abhijit Kulkarni said, “The task of construction of sewage treatment plant has been given and it is proposed to complete the work in three years. An affidavit has already been given by PMC.”