Overflowing sewage water irks residents

The recurring problem of overflowing sewage water filling about a 300 metre stretch on the main road is troubling the citizens of Chinchwad.

At a busy junction like Elpro Square, located on the Chapekar Chowk-Chinchwad Station Road, the regular phenomenon of sewage water overflow is creating hygiene issues in the area.

Subhashchandra S Pandit, a resident of SKF Colony, said, “It is a big problem for us. We keep telling the nearby eateries that they should complain to the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and get the problem fixed permanently. It generally happens in the morning hours. We have to drop children to their school bus at that junction. Buying milk and bread is also a trouble, if one has to walk through that dirty water.”

The problem is recurring as the pipeline gets blocked allegedly due to plastic and other such non-degradable material being thrown into the sewage.

Every time, some people from private contractors are called, they dig and clear the pipeline for the time being, which is temporary, residents said.

A nearby shopkeeper, Ramlal Prajapati said, “This is a weekly problem, sometimes twice a week. The water stinks a lot and there are clear hygiene issues. Action must be taken to resolve this issue permanently.”

Source: Sakaaltimes, 14′ March

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Valve stolen, drinking water wasted

A large quantity of drinking water was wasted as the newly installed valve of a pipeline of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) was pilfered by miscreants near Ota Scheme in Nigdi.  The water supply department of the PCMC is facing such type of thefts repeatedly. The water supply department had recently installed a pipeline for water supply from Sector number 23 to Krishnanagar.

On Wednesday, the department had successfully tested the new pipeline. The valve of the pipeline was stolen on November 26. The incident came to light when the water supply department once again started the final test run of the pipeline.

Due to the missing valve, water gushed out of the pipeline with a huge force. The water supply was stopped and the leakage was fixed after half an hour.

Junior engineer of water supply department said that, the water supply department is facing similar cases of sabotage repeatedly. The price of the valve was Rs 23,000. It must have been stolen for selling it in the scrap. The PCMC is planning to take legal action.

Source: Sakaaltimes, Nov’14A large quantity of drinking water was wasted as the newly installed valve of a pipeline of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) was pilfered by miscreants near Ota Scheme in Nigdi.  The water supply department of the PCMC is facing such type of thefts repeatedly. The water supply department had recently installed a pipeline for water supply from Sector number 23 to Krishnanagar.

On Wednesday, the department had successfully tested the new pipeline. The valve of the pipeline was stolen on November 26. The incident came to light when the water supply department once again started the final test run of the pipeline.

Due to the missing valve, water gushed out of the pipeline with a huge force. The water supply was stopped and the leakage was fixed after half an hour.

Junior engineer of water supply department said that, the water supply department is facing similar cases of sabotage repeatedly. The price of the valve was Rs 23,000. It must have been stolen for selling it in the scrap. The PCMC is planning to take legal action.

Source: Sakaaltimes, Nov’14

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Wastage of drinking water..!!

Water is a very crucial and critical resource available for us in this planet- Earth. 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water and out of that only 2.5% is fresh water. Drinking water is extremely important for all humans and other living beings. In this world where there are over 7 billion people nearly 1 billion do not have access to clean drinking water. But we are used to waste this precious resource on daily basis.
Thousands of litres of clean drinking water have been wasted at the pumping station opposite Empress Garden within the Pune Cantonment Board limits for a long time now. While people in villages near the city are parched and have to rely on tankers for water. Near Empress Garden a large amount of water leaks and pools by Pune-Satara Road. People use this leaking water to bathe, wash vegetables, clothes and vehicles. This water passes through Empress Garden and finally joins the Sopanbaug Nullah.
Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is supplied with 1,070 million litres of water per day (MLD) from the Irrigation Department through a canal and a closed water pipeline. Of this, 60 per cent of the supply is transported through the canal. One stream goes to the water pumping and purification work station opposite Empress Garden and the other goes to Daund. As per data with PMC, it supplies 25 MLD water to defence establishments.
Everyone in the world can play a significant role by conserving the water and ensuring that it is not wasted. Let us do our bit and make a conscious and sincere effort everyday to save water. It is a fantastic resource to be used for our benefit hence let us not waste it.

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