Pune: PMC Takes Action Against 22 Junior Engineers Failing To Monitor Water Misuse At Construction Sites

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Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has initiated action against 22 junior engineers for failing to monitor water usage by builders in construction sites. The civic administration has directed a thorough check to ensure potable water isn’t being used for construction purposes. Action against developers will be based on information provided by these engineers after verifying the ground reality.
However, due to a lack of data, the PMC has issued show cause notices to them.


Alternative methods, such as citizen complaints, have proven ineffective as few complaints are received. Construction sites are often inaccessible to the public, making it challenging for citizens to monitor the water source. Therefore, the PMC is compelled to rely on its junior engineers for accurate information.

According to PMC data, approximately 1,800 building permissions were granted in 2023-24, 956 in 2022-23, and 1,056 in 2021-22. Currently, around 3,500 projects are underway in the city, all of which need to be monitored for water usage. Water from private wells, borewells, and tankers is commonly used for construction purposes, despite the administration’s suggestion to utilize Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) water.

Therefore, the PMC’s crackdown on water misuse in construction sites highlights the importance of responsible water usage in urban development.