nMove to meet water need of Aurangabad residents
The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has installed four floating pumps, each equipped with 75 HP capacity electric motor at Jayakwadi dam to meet the water requirement of the city.
In all there will be 6 floating pumps in the dam and the AMC will keep reserve two pumps for emergency. Meanwhile, the AMC has deposited necessary amount with the MSEDCL for getting power connection to these new floating pumps, informed Adv Umakant Patil to the local bench comprising Justice N H Patil and Justice A V Patil.
The lawyer informed the bench during a hearing on the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Janta Vikas Parishad (JVP). Adv Patil continued, "the AMC has formed 14 squads to keep an eye on the leakages in and around the city. In past one year, the AMC sealed 33 leakages detected in the main pipeline (between Jayakwadi and Aurangabad) and over 3,000 leakages emerged in the distribution pipelines within the city limits."
The AMC is presently supplying tap water to the citizens after a gap of three days, while the tankers have been pressed to supply water in the areas where there is no pipeline connections.
In slum areas the AMC provides water through public tap to the dwellers who do not have water connections. As per the new proposal, the task of desilting the left canal is under way. A new approach channel till emergency water source will also be dug. Meanwhile, the CADA experts claimed that the AMC would be able to maintain its water supply till the water level is at 453 meters, if the level goes down it would be difficult for the AMC to maintain its water supply. Adv Sunil Sonpawale, who represented Godavari Marathwada Irrigation Development Corporation (GMIDC) informed the court about releasing of water in Nandur-Madhmeshwar Express Canal.