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Hampered water supply restored in peth areas

For the past week, residents of Budhwar peth, some parts of Sadashiv peth and Shaniwar peth faced an acute water supply shortage with residents taking to social media to highlight their plight
By Prachi Bari, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 09:00 PM IST

For the past week, residents of Budhwar peth, some parts of Sadashiv peth and Shaniwar peth faced an acute water supply shortage with residents taking to social media to highlight their plight.

Hemant Rasane, PMC standing committee chief and local corporator who was approached by residents with complaints of no water supply said, “There was a problem with the water supply when, the old water pipeline was accidently damaged during the ongoing drainage pipeline laying work. The water lines in the peth areas are primarily still the old cement ones which have not been changed since 1970 and during the work on laying of drainage pipelines, a JCB accidently hit the old pipeline thus causing the water to shut off, but the office of the water supply department has assured us we will get full water supply from tomorrow.”

Aniruddha Pawaskar, heading the water supply department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) confirmed that there was a problem with the water supply to some of the peth areas. “During the work on the drainage pipeline, it seems that a JCB accidently damaged the water pipeline, hence people in peth areas were getting low pressure water supply, when we dug up the line, we saw that there were several leakages along the line, hence it took longer time to get these repaired. But I have assured the people that routine water supply will resume from tomorrow.”

Jyoti Dawalbhakt who lives in Shukrawar peth never faced any problem with the water supply.

“Last week, though we had very low pressure for water, and it was almost a trickle, we were lucky to get enough water to last for a day but my mother who lives in Shaniwar peth had trouble getting enough water. At least the authorities should inform us before turning off water,” she said.

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