PCMC Water Supply To Get Hi-Tech Monitoring System
PUNE: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation(PCMC) will implement an advanced system to monitor its entire water supply network right from lifting of raw water from the Pavana river to water treatment and its distribution to households through a network of pipelines.
The computerised system using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system will help the civic body prevent distribution losses and ensure equitable supply in all areas.
Speaking to mediapersons at the Ravet raw water pumping station and the water treatment plant at Nigdi, municipal commissioner Ashish Sharma said the system will go operational in six months. The project will cost Rs 12.23 crore.
Joint city engineer Pravin Tupe said the new system will help the corporation know the exact quantum of raw water drawn from the river as well as water supplied to various areas from reservoirs. “We will be able to prevent any water distribution losses because of leakages and thefts,” he said.
Deputy engineer Pravin Ladkat said the present water supply distribution network has been developed in four phases over the last three decades. The civic body supplies nearly 264 MLD (million litres per day) water to areas under the corporation.
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