PMC: No Plans to Increase Water Cuts till 30 June in City – This year everyone of us are hoping for a good rainfall across Maharashtra, but still there are no signs of Rains as the month is heading to finish. With delayed in Monsoon all of them are worried and concern about the estimated starting date of the Monsoons in the city. Today as of now in Pune the water supply is continued on alternate days but if there is no rainfall in the coming days, the situations will be different and worse.
Pune Municipal Corporation has decided to continue with the ongoing alternate days water supply till June 30th, but the officials are not sure if they could continue with same water supply and will undergo water cuts if there is no rainfall. Pune City Mayor Mr. Prashant Jagtap took an overview of the water conditions in the four Major Water Supplying Dams Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar and also discussed with IMD officials regarding the rainfall forecast so as to carry out the plans for coming days. He also called an emergency meeting of the PMC Water Supply Department and States Irrigation Department to plan and execute the strategies to meet up with the water scarcity in the city.
Mr. Jagtap stated that “The four dams in the city is currently standing with only 2.05 TMC water and we have assured Irrigations department to provide Water till 31st of July. Also PMC administration has assured that Pune City will get adequate water till 15th July if we follow the present arrangement keenly. Water Cut decisions will be taken after 30th June depending on the situation of the rainfall”.
Thus civic administration is all set to tackle the crucial water shortage and is engaged with planning’s and Strategies to fight the water scarcity in the city. We as a responsible citizen of the city should also look to avoid wastage of water and utilize it more carefully to sustain with water scarcity. PMC officials are also not sure if they could supply water after July 15th if the same condition prevails as water in the dams are at the lowest level.