The AMC will be constructing two approach channels upto the AMC emergency water pumping station and left canal (fetching water to the AMC source).
The ownership of these channels will be with the state government as it had sanctioned funds for them. The plan for digging these channels has been submitted to the district collectorate for approval, said EE Panzade.
The first 1100 metres long and 7 metres wide channel will start when the water level will be 455 metres. We will desilt upto two metres deep from the level so that the flow of water is maintained in the left canal where the AMC source well exists.
Incidentally, if the rainfall does not arrive till June/ July and the water level skids to 452 metres, then the AMC will dig the second approach channel - 1100 metres long and 10 metres wide - in the left canal till the Emergency Water Supply Station of the AMC.
The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has appealed to the citizens to use water judiciously and recycle it on individual level. Ignoring these suggestions might compel the civic body to supply water after a gap of three days in May and June, as the level of water in Jayakwadi Dam is depleting rapidly.
"The water level was 456.365 metres in the live storage on January 23 and has dwindled to 455.958 metres on February 23. The live stock is expected to finish by March 31. So, after April, the civic body would have to lift and supply water from the dead storage and to meet the water demand from May to June, we will have to supply water after a gap of three days," hinted executive engineer S D Panzade.
The decline in water level is an indication of growing temperature and rise in the sultry weather, although summer is yet to arrive.
Meanwhile, the AMC is eagerly waiting for eight dredging machines at the site as they would be pressed to remove 34,000 cubic silt from the AMC water source - left canal.
The state government had sanctioned Rs 4.75 crore to AMC to tackle water crisis by taking preventive measures. The AMC will be spending Rs 1.92 crore. The desilting will be done on a one kilometre long and five metres wide patch. The silt will be stored in a pit of 100 x 100 metre that will be dug nearby. The works are expected to start in four days.