The water from Pichola Lake is being wasted as it flows into the sewage system. The Municipal Corporation had previously assured that they would put a stop to this wastage, but the work remains incomplete. If this issue persists, it is possible that the water level in the lake may not sustain for even a year.
Tejashankar Paliwal, a former member of the Lake Development Authority, has disclosed that there is a wasteful discharge of water from the old pipelines into the lake. In response to the complaints, Mayor Govind Singh Tank, Deputy Mayor Paras Singhvi, Commissioner Vasudev Malavat, and a team of engineers had visited the site previously. At that time, it was promised that steps would be taken to prevent the lake's water from being wasted. However, the current situation indicates that, adjacent to the pump house near the Chandpol parking area, sewage lines are releasing hundreds of liters of water wastefully each day.
Regarding this matter, an inquiry was made to the Municipal Corporation, and their response indicated that the water level of the lake would be reduced using pipes to prevent wastage. The Municipal Corporation has earmarked Rs. 2.51 lakh for this initiative. However, a significant challenge is posed by the fact that the pipe's outlet is situated at a depth of around 18 feet, making it nearly impossible to access. Given this situation, there is little likelihood that the project will be completed prior to the next monsoon season, and millions of liters of water are at risk of being squandered.