AMC’s 24x7 metered water supply still in pipeline, first pilot study dumped
The city has around 11,11,717 residential, 33,352 commercial and 2,039 public tap water connections. With a target to stop all bore wells by 2014, the AMC has been able to reduce the use of bore wells from 532 to around 90 as the maximum dependence is on surface water. This has also helped in saving per year energy expenses for the residents.
With more than 90 per cent of water supply in the city through Narmada river, at present, city has two hours of normal water supply (6 to 8 am). The city has a total water supply of 1920 MLD (million litres per day). Out of this, the share of bore well water supply is only 14 per cent; i.e. 280 MLD. The city has sufficient water capacity of 1,260 MLD while the water utilisation is 1,000 MLD.