The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is planning to monitor water supply network in the city through Scada project and hopes to reduce the non-revenue water (NRW) losses from current 44 per cent to 20-25 per cent. The city has a network of water pipeline of 2,200 km. Presently the NRW losses are 44 per cent because of leakages and theft.
Under the Scada project, water supply will be monitored from the start point (water treatment plant) to end users (consumers). Moreover, new water treatment plants will also be constructed under the project.
According to sources in the civic body, there are 2.09 lakh water connections across six divisions of NMC, including 1.87 lakh active connections. Moreover, there are 105 elevated storage reservoirs (ESRs) and 14 new are under constructions at various locations across the city.
“There are many water connections without metres. Hence, we have to issue average water tax bills to citizens. At times, we receive complaints from consumers who do not have water meters that they get inflated bills. Hence, we are working on 100 per cent water metered connections in the city,” said the official. “Some water connections in the city are unmetered and we have plans to provide new metres under the Scada project.”