Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has set up integrated control rooms to monitor and solve issues related to the 24/7 equitable water supply system in different areas of the city.
As per further information, the objective of the 24×7 scheme is to set up continuously pressure water supply through universal metering system.
The purpose of this system is to keep an eye on water supply and to have real-time access to all essential parameters at the headquarters of PMC. Pune city is divided into six WTPs (Water Treatment Plants):
· Parvati Water Treatment Plant
· Pune Cantonment Water Treatment Plant
· Vadgaon Water Treatment Plant
· Warje Water Treatment Plant
· Holkar Water Treatment Plant
· Bhama Askhed Water Treatment Plant
Each WTP will have multiple control systems connected to a centralized control room that will be located in one of PMC’s main buildings. The central control room will allow the process of the statistical data that will allow PMC executives to track and compare distribution performance across each supply zone to determine the most appropriate interventions.
Consultants initially estimated that there would be 318,000 residential and commercial water meters installed in the city. However, the number of connections has decreased to 288,000. The PMC has installed about 150,000 meters, and all the remaining meters will be installed by 2023.
The 24×7 equitable water scheme was launched by the civic body to address the issue of irregular and inadequate water supply in the metropolis. The project was cleared in February 2018. The total project cost was Rs 2,550 crores, of which Rs 200 crores were raised through bonds.