Pune: Water Supply Woes Hit Wakad Housing Societies in Pimpri Chinchwad

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Wakad, 14th January 2024: In recent days, several housing societies in the Wakad area of Pimpri Chinchwad have been grappling with low water pressure, raising concerns among residents. While fears of water cuts circulated among the populace, officials from the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) assured the affected societies that the issue is temporary, and normal water supply will be restored soon.


Residents of Maxima Society in Wakad reported a significant deterioration in their water supply over the past five days. A resident, highlighted the decline from 140 units of water in six hours to a mere 27 units on the most recent day. This decline has prompted worries among residents, especially with the existing alternate day water supply system from the corporation.


He expressed concerns, stating, “If we do not get enough water on the allocated day, then we will struggle even for drinking water.”


A resident from Armada Society echoed similar sentiments, pointing out the reduced duration of water supply in the area. The demand for water tanker services has surged from 12 tankers in December to 14 tankers currently due to the water scarcity issue.


Dattatray Deshmukh, chairman of Pimpri Chinchwad Cooperative Housing Society Federation, raised the issue of unfulfilled promises made in a meeting held two months ago with municipal corporation officials following a PIL filed in court. Despite court directives, concerns related to water supply have not been addressed, leaving residents frustrated.


In response, a PCMC official acknowledged the temporary disruption in water supply to some societies in Wakad. This was attributed to the ongoing work at Datta Mandir road, necessitating the shift of supply lines. The official assured residents that this is a transient issue that will be resolved promptly, emphasizing that there is no alteration to the existing schedule of water supply in Pimpri Chinchwad.