Nashik: In order to ensure uninterrupted drinking water supply within the civic limits, the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has initiated the works of laying new network of pipelines.
At present the NMC has already undertaken works of laying down a pipeline network to the length of 40 Kilometers (Km) while the civic administration has planned to install an additional network of 60 Km. Consequently, the issue of low-pressure water supply would now be resolved, claimed NMC sources.
Notably, the NMC has made a provision of Rs 19.30 crores for the maintenance and repairing of new piplines. Interestingly, the civic administration has claimed that after completion of the works over 1.5 lakh citizens will be benefitted with the upgraded network of pipelines.
At present the NMC pumps-in 430 to 435 million litres per day (MLD) raw water from Gangapur dam complex and Darna dam through the Chehedi barrage. The raw water is supplied to the water treatment plants (WTPs) located at Shivajinagar, Barabungala, Panchavati, Nashik Road, Gandhinagar, Nilgiribaug and others through a network of 65.44 Km long major pipelines based on the gravitational force.
The treated water is supplied to NMCs 103 water tanks and thereafter distributed within the city through a dense network of 1800 Km long pipeline. In the meantime, the city has been growing at a rapid speed. As a result, the demand for drinking water has also been on a rise.
Therefore, in order to overcome the issues of low-pressure water supply and to meet the demands, the civic administration has initiated the works of expanding the pipeline network. At present the NMC has already carried out the works of installation of a 40 Km long network of pipeline while the civic body has also planned to lay an additional network measuring upto 60 Km.
Meanwhile, the civic body had made a provision of Rs 80.38 crore for the replacement of old pipeline and installation of new network in its budget for the 2017-18 fiscal, out of which the NMC has utilised funds worth Rs 42.16 crore so far.