Ashadi Ekadashi, Bakrid: Pune city to get normal water supply from July 8 to 11

In a temporary reprieve for the residents of the city, Pune Municipal Authority (PMC) decided to restore the normal water supply from 8-11 July due to the Ashadi Ekadashi and Bakri Eid celebrations on Sunday. However, the decision to continue cutting off the water will be decided on July 11.

“PMC has announced a daily water supply in the city from July 4 to 11. However, there should not be any disturbance to the public on the occasion of Ashadi Ekadashi and Bakri Eid which falls on July 10. So the water supply will be restored. Anirudh Bawaskar said, Chief Engineer and in charge of PMC’s Water Supply Division, “To Normal July 8-11.” The civil authority will take further decisions on water management after reviewing the situation on July 11.

PMCs came under attack after water taps in many areas and residential communities dried up for two consecutive days even as arrangements to provide water on alternate days came into effect from Monday.

The civil authority was forced to cut water by 30 percent by announcing the water supply on alternate days due to lack of rainfall and low water levels in dams that provide water to city families. Water stock fell to 2.5 TMC last week.

Incidentally, the city as well as the catchment areas of Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar have started receiving rains over the past couple of days. The water stock in the dams increased to about 4 water centers. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has also forecast heavy to very heavy rains in Pune region till July 10, likely to increase the water stocks in the four dams.

PMC consumes about 1,650 MLD of water but has reduced it to 1,200 MLD to reduce water usage.

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