Lack of Rain and Depletion of Dam Stocks Lead to Water Cut in Pune Municipality Boundaries | Pune News

PUNE/PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: The civic body on Friday released the schedule for the alternate one-day water supply within the civic boundaries of Pune for eight days from Monday, amid the while stocks last in the dams feeding the city and below normal rainfall so far this monsoon.
Aniruddha Pawaskar, the head of the Municipality of Pune (PMC) of the water supply service, said: “The water shortage decision was taken due to the bad rainfall situation. The civic areas will be supplied with water every day until the stock of water in the dams around Pune increases.”

According to data from the irrigation department, the collective water stock in the four dams of the Khadakwasla irrigation circle was 2.55 TMC (8.75%) on Friday. Panshet had 1.09 TMC and Varasgaon 1.04 TMC in reserve. Khadakwasla stock was 0.42 TMC on Friday. Temghar had no cattle.
The city takes about 1.5 TMC of water from Khadakwasla each month. PMC also draws water from Bhama Askhed. According to PMC officials, the water cut would be implemented for eight days in the first phase. Residents can access the schedule online on the PMC website. If there is good rainfall in the catchments of the dams supplying the city by then, the city administration could reconsider its decision.
The water situation within the civic boundaries of Pimpri Chinchwad is no different. Currently, residents are supplied with water every other day. Civic leader Rajesh Patil has warned that if the stock of water continues to run out in the Pavana Dam, there could be further water cuts in the Twin Cities from next week.
The civic body Pimpri Chinchwad is currently lifting 550 MLD of water from the Pavana dam. According to the water supply department, less than 1.5 TMC of living water stock remains in the dam. Last year the stock was much better at this time. It was then almost 3 TMC.
Cut to Pune. A PMC delegation had visited the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday to discuss the current monsoon situation and forecast for Pune with the concerned officials. These contributions were used to take the last call on the water cut, a source said.

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