PCMC To Review Water Supply On July 26
PUNE: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) will hold a meeting on July 26 to review the water supply situation in the municipal limits.
Speaking to reporters here on Monday, additional municipal commissioner Subhash Dumbre said, “The meeting will review the water available in the Pavana dam and the rainfall in its catchment areas.”
Speaking to TOI, Pravin Tupe, joint city engineer, PCMC said, “There is 31 per cent of water remaining in the Pavana dam.” The dam has water to meet the requirement for 90 days. It has 8.51 TMC water, while the dead stock is 1.10 TMC.
Meanwhile, the Pune Municipal Corporation is likely to start alternate day water supply from July 23 as there is very less water in Panshet, Varasgaon, Temghar and Khadakwasla dams.
PCMC draws 380 MLD water from the Ravet bund on Pavana river everyday. In 2009 there was a long dry spell in June-July due to which the civic administration had imposed a 20 per cent water cut on July 7. At that time, the dam had 46 per cent storage.
The water cut was reduced to 10 per cent on September 15. In October the water cut was withdrawn after there were good rains in the catchment areas and the dam was filled to capacity.
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