After 6 years, KDMC to conduct water audit
KALYAN: Taking note of the severe water crisis, the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation ( KDMC) plans to conduct a water audit, after a gap of three years.
A private agency, Fortis Infrastructure, has been finalised for the project. Based on the report submitted by the agency, the civic body will approach t he Central Government for aid under the Amrut Yojana.
The water audit will emphasise on water leakages, pipel i ne l eakages and provide solutions to plug them and solve the crisis.
The KDMC has i mposed a 30% water cut in its jurisdiction. “We have treatment plants, but we need to look at the supply chain. The water leakages lead to huge losses. With this audit, we will come up with plans to fix the leakages and strengthen the supply chain,” said an official from the KDMC water department.
The analysis will also help the civic body decide the location of new water tanks with the help of a digitalized map. This will take care of the city’s water requirement till 2048.
The civic body will spend Rs1.17 crore on the project. The study will be conducted within a period of 12 months. The entire work will be carried out in six different areas like Kalyan rural area, Kalyan east, Kalyan west, Do mb iv li east, Do mb iv li west and the recently added 27 villages. “The water audit plan was proposed in January 2016. Finally, the agency has been shortlisted. The work order will be provided once the standing committee approves i t on Saturday,” added the officer.
“The civic body wants to be a part of the Amrut Yojana, which is the JNNURM in its new for m. The scheme will take care of the water woes for years. The civic body has already prepared a proposal for water management,” said Sandee p Gaikar, st anding committee chairman, KDMC.