Admin to release water from Ozarkhed dam today

  • | Monday | 1st April, 2019

“The next rotation of water is around June and the people should use the water judiciously as there will be no supply in between,” the official added. Nashik: The district administration has announced that water for drinking purpose would be released from Ozharkhed dam for the villages in Dindori, Niphad and Chandwad talukasfrom Monday morning.While 430 million cubic feet (mcft) water from Ozarkhed dam will be released through the left bank canal, 200 mcft will be released into the Palkhed dam.“The water is only for drinking purpose. The power shut down has been ordered in the areas near canals to ensure the water cannot be lifted using three-phase power pumps.The villagers along the canal will receive single phase power so that their daily routine is not disturbed.“Three-phase will be available for a certain time only to allow them to lift water for filling the tanks to provide drinking water for cattle, etc,” another senior official said.The administration has urged the people to use water judiciously given the drought and shortage of water in the dams. Anyone using the water for other purposes would face action,” said Ramdas Khedkar, resident deputy collector, Nashik.The water will be released from early morning and the rotation of water will be carried out for the next five to six days.The water will be released for Pimplad village only in Chandwad taluka as per the orders of the district canal committee that has decided the rotation of water for non-irrigation purpose.The other beneficiaries include Khadak Malegaon, Swargaon, Wavi, and Shirwade Wani in Niphad taluka, and Khedgaon and adjoining areas of Dindori taluka.The district administration has ordered all measures to prevent theft of water from the canal.

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