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Pune’s Viman Nagar residents demand equal water supply

As per the PMC, every citizen is authorised 135 litres of water supply per day.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 30, 2016 12:37 am

Residents of Viman Nagar are up in arms against ‘unequal’ water distribution and have demanded that the PMC address the issue. Col (retd) SG Dalvi, along with residents, had approached municipal authorities on the matter. “Even as the city is getting good water supply, fringe areas continue to suffer and there is hardly any pressure of water. We are paying water cess, but are not getting enough water,” Dalvi said in a letter to municipal authorities.

As per the PMC, every citizen is authorised 135 litres of water supply per day. However, the present water supply varies from 350 litres per day per person in some areas to 60 litres per day per person in fringe areas. “There is an urgent need for the same to be corrected,” Dalvi pointed out.

Dalvi said that while political parties are coming up with various proposals ahead of elections next year, equitable distribution of water is an area of concern. “They cannot propose more water in some areas and make people suffer in other areas. We are opposed to such distribution and there should some solution to it,” he said.

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  1. G
    Aug 30, 2016 at 4:23 am
    PMC's recent program to give FREE WATER METER for societys who volunteer to use it and charges would be levied as per meter is a good scheme which will put an end to all this water shortage as unscruplous elements in society including Corporators, Hoteliers, Society's are pilfering water as there is NO METERED WATER SUPPLY in the city.lt;br/gt;Ridiculous rules of PMC where in a bungalow or and Apartment with 1-7 flats will get water connection using 1/2" pipe ONLY, with low pressure in line and less timing of supply 1/2" pipe is not sufficient to supply water. This rule also has to be looked into.lt;br/gt;METERED WATER SUPPLY and USAGE SLAB WISE TARIFF will solve all water problems and free the citizens from the clutches of TANKER MAFIA.