Plans stuck, pipelines leak: Pimpri-Chinchwad’s water nightmare is worsening by the day

  • | Monday | 13th May, 2019

Single source of water supply for ever-expanding cityThe population of Pimpri-Chinchwad is currently estimated between 22 and 25 lakh. BJP MLA Laxman Jagtap conceded that water problem will get worse in the city if strong steps were not taken. 30-40% water wasted due to leaks in pipesLeakage in pipelines has compounded the problem for residents, says PCMC joint engineer. The PCMC says the problem of water supply crisis has arisen because there was hardly any rain during withdrawal phase of the monsoon last year. The dam water travels up to Ravet weir in Pimpri-Chinchwad from where the PCMC lifts water, purifies it at its plant and then supplies to the industrial city.

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