After major leakages at four places on Pench Nagpur water pipeline, civic administration has taken up repair work due to which Nagpur city will receive alternate day water supply for a month, from January 6. Vijay alias Pintu Zalke, Chairman of NMC Water Supply Committee on Friday said that the leakage on the 27- km long pipeline was noticed some time ago. Now, major leakages have been noticed at four locations near villages Parseoni, Itgaon, and Karambhad. To plug the leakage in 2300- mm diameter pipeline, NMC has decided to take up repair works. During this period, 65 per cent of the areas in Nagpur city will receive alternate day water supply.
This will affect the city areas barring the Nehru Nagar and Lakadganj zones, and parts of Satranjipura and Ashi Nagar zones. The city draws 480 MLD water from Pench and 200 MLD from Kanhan reservoirs. Shweta Banerjee, Superintending Engineer, Water Works Department, NMC, said that NMC did not take up alternate day water supply in summer to avoid causing inconvenience to people then. “In monsoon, repairs cannot be done. In winter, farmers who draw water from the reservoir have to harvest their crops. Then again comes summer, when water supply cannot be stopped. If system is to be maintained well, leakages need to be repaired properly now. Hence, alternate day water supply till the repair works are over, is to be done now,” she said.