AFTER taking review of the water situation, Pune Mayor Prashant Jagtap Wednesday said that there would be no increase in water cuts for the city as there is sufficient water to meet demand till August 15 this year.
“Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) began water management in advance with alternate day supply in the city. There is 7.82 TMC water available in the dams supplying water to city. This would last till August 15,” he said.
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The mayor said 0.5 TMC water would be made available for villages in the district for drinking purposes and 2.32 TMC water is expected to be lost due to evaporation while 5 TMC would be available for Pune city till August 15.
However, the PMC directives on cautious use of water stands as there should not be misuse of it, he said. The swimming pools and washing centres have been banned from operating with water from PMC system.
Jagtap said that he would continue to take review of the water situation on a regular basis so that there is no inconvenience to citizens.
Meanwhile, elected representatives of Nagar road, Bhavani Peth and Solapur Road have been complaining about insufficient water supply to the area.