Published On : Tue, Sep 29th, 2015

Now NMC-OCW to provide more fresh water to citizens

  • Overhead tanks (ESR) to be cleaned every year
  • Laxminagar New ESR to be cleaned on Sept 30
  • Consumers express satisfaction


Nagpur: Contaminated water is the most common cause of illness to mankind. Most of the diseases caused to humans are water-borne and one of the most usual ways water getting contaminated is through overhead water tanks
(ESR’s), the cleaning of which was earlier either neglected or done by unscientific manner.

But, now all this has become a thing of past with NMC-Orange City Water (OCW) introducing safe and scientific solution to clean and disinfected overhead water tanks (ESR’s). Three-years ago, NMC-OCW started this process
and decided to clean an ESR once every year. At present it is the third round of ESR cleaning that is going on.
The result has been the improved water quality for the city because of this innovated technique. The journey from 79 % of water quality (March 1, 2012) to 92% (September 2015) is hugely supported by the NMC-OCW’s ESR cleaning drive.


The improvement in water quality reflects in improved social health, and termination of majority of the social diseases which are water-borne. A major reason behind contamination of water is eliminated when an ESR is
disinfected scientifically and thoroughly, says technical experts in the field.

To support this statement, a Mahendra Nagar resident, Purushottamrao Bele said, “I had never seen the Mahendra Nagar tank getting cleaned before. Three years back when it was getting cleaned we saw huge sludge being removed by the technical staff. Last year there was little sludge and this year when we saw the cleaning process, there was literally no sludge or any other material.

One could easily imagine the drastic change in the quality of water supplied after the cleaning process especially in Mahendra Nagar and nearby areas.”

Another resident of Gangabagh locality, Ujwalatai Deshmane mentioned that they are receiving much cleaner water after the Subhan Nagar ESR in the month of February 2015.Blue-ESR-2

It may be mentioned here NMC-OCW started its technically advanced drive of ESR cleaning across the city. With this system, OCW not only cleaned all ESR’s but also cleaned GSR’s (Ground Service Reservoirs), MBR (Master Balancing
Reservoirs) and also sumps located at Jaitala and Ram Nagar.

Further, the improvement in the water quality could be achieved owing to tremendous hard work of NMC-OCW technical staff in identifying and rectifying or isolating the source of contamination.

Replacement of dilapidated pipeline and repair of major leakages eliminated the contamination source. It may be mentioned here most of the polluted water complaints the source is the illegal tapping from existing main pipelines.
The process of identifying such points and isolating them is a continuous process. Since these illegal pipe connections are so rampant in the city of Nagpur it will take some more time to completely eliminate such sources of water contamination.

The regular and scheduled state of the art in house developed Tank cleaning machine has ensured maintaining quality standards at intermediate storage points.

The chlorine dosing from Water Treatment Plant is maintained at optimum level and further down the line the booster dosing of chlorine at MBR, GSR and ESR by Hypochlorite solution or Bleaching powder is also being maintained to ensure potable water supply to the service areas at all times.

The dedicated Water quality team has been continuously monitoring the water sample collection, analysis, report generation, polluted water complaints, resampling and complain closure. This has ensured that Nagpurians are
receiving healthy drinking water and in turn better health.

NMC-OCW to clean Laxmi Nagar New ESR on Sept 30

Nagpur Municipal Corporation and Orange City Water (OCW) have planned to clean the Laxmi Nagar New ESR on 30th September 2015.
This will affect the water supply from Laxmi Nagar New ESR on Thursday 30th September 2015.

The areas to remain affected are:
Deo Nagar, Surendra Nagar, Sawarkar Nagar, LIC Colony, Nehru Nagar, Nargulkar Layout, Vivekanand Nagar, amkrishnan Nagar, Vikas Nagar, Prashant Nagar, NIT Layout Ajni, East Samarth Nagar, West Samarth Nagar, Juni Ajni, Ambika Nagar Ajni, Hindustan Colony, Navjeevan Colony, Rahul Nagar, Priyankawadi, Gajanan Nagar, Sahakarya Nagar, Urvella Colony Vishram Nagar, Chunnabhati Ajni, Azad Square.
The inconvenience caused today due to affected supply conditions is deeply regretted.