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Water Services in Pune

Pune residents get their water supply directly from Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), which buys water from the Irrigation Department. The Irrigation Department is the responsible authority for managing the rivers and water dams of Khadakwasla, Panshet, Warasgaon, Temghar, Pashan and Katraj.

The water received from Irrigation Department is mainly the underground water sourced from the dams and usually polluted with sand, dirt and microbes. Hence to make this dam water potable and safe for daily usage, this water is treated at various water treatment plants built by PMC. Once the water is purified, it is supplied to various areas of the city through an extensive system of pipelines and pumping centers.

Since the dam water is mainly dependent on a good rainfall, there are times when a bad monsoon season results into water supply shortage in Pune, especially during summers. To tackle with this problem, PMC has been actively encouraging rainwater harvesting system among the citizens. PMC is also exploring another alternative which includes the reuse of groundwater for non drinking consumption. It is believed that a majority percentage of taxpayers’ money is spent on the water supply alone by PMC!

PMC has recently passed the proposal which states 24/7 supply of metered water in Pune. This step could immensely help to tackle the water supply problems in the city.

Water Sewage Treatment

The waste water from the household, commercial and industrial sectors is treated through six sewage treatment plants set by PMC.  The untreated or remaining sewage is discharged into Mula and Mutha rivers.

H2O Pune Project

PMC has signed an agreement with SGI, a leading Italian consulting agency to guide on the water supply improvement activities in Pune. Click here to know more about H2O Pune.

Water Supply Complaint Numbers in Pune

If you want to lodge any complaints regarding the water supply, low pressure, pipe leakages or any other water supply related matters, you can directly contact the Water Supply Department of PMC at 020-25501383 or 020-66344203.

You can also register an online complaint regarding water supply.

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