City residents who have been busy preparing for the festive season might have to face a severe water crisis. This problem arose due to a technical fault in 1200 mm valve that connects Gorewada water tank and Pench two and Pench three.
However, the water supply department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation and water distribution franchise Orange City Water are presently reluctant to remove the fault. Sources have informed that if the valve is to be repaired water supply would have to be shut for atleast two days. But what is more threatening is that this valve can completely break down if not repaired soon.
The valve lies about 12 feet below the Seminary Hills reservoir. The valve has developed fault in the past six days. As a result of this fault limited water is being supplied to Civil Lines, Dharampeth, Gorepeth, Giripeth,Kachipura, Ramdaspeth, etc. In case the valve breaks down there will be restricted water supply in Ram Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Khamla, Chinchbhuvan, Gayatri Nagar, Dhantoli, Sitabuldi Fort area and Mahal. The Pench two water pipeline supplies about 133 MLD of water to the city which is a major part of the city’s daily water requirement.
The valve is presently being manually operated. Employees have been working on the valve 24 hours. As the supply of water is jammed in the valve, workers are clearing the blockage. It is due to this reason that the valve may breakdown completely.