AFTER FACING criticism from corporators over the civic administration’s failure to check the misuse of water in the city, Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar Monday said that PMC has ordered all swimming pools in the city to close operations to cater to water scarcity.
“There are only 21 swimming pools owned by PMC. The remaining swimming pools are private and all have been asked to close down,” said Kumar when it was pointed out that there is lot of misuse of water in the city.
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Mayor Prashant Jagtap also had directed the civic administration to stop the operations of all the swimming pools in the city to tackle the statewide water shortage. “The water levels in the dams have gone down, so every drop available now should be used carefully used,” he said after visiting the dams and water supply projects in the city.
Earlier, the PMC had directed all the swimming pools using drinking water for pools to shut.
The PMC has also set up squads to keep a check on the misuse of water by swimming pools, washing centres, and for construction purpose. “The PMC would initiate strict action against those misusing water,” said the commissioner.