Demand and supply of water in Aurangabad city, Maharashtra

Last Modified: Mon May 04 2020 08:56:31 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1,200,000
    Estimated population of Aurangabad city.
  • 700 mm
    Average rainfall received each year.
  • 250 million litres
    Daily water requirement of the city.
  • 6 - 8 million litres
    Daily water requirement of 6 beer factories and distilleries which they get from the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). The MIDC, in turn, draws water from the Jayakwadi dam that supplies water to Aurangabad city. 6.4 paise per litre paid by the beer factories.
  • 75 million litres
    Daily requirement of industries located in the city and neighbouring Jalna district. 2.0 - 2.5 paise per litre paid by industries.
  • ? million litres
    Daily requirement for domestic needs. 20 - 25 paise per litre paid by domestic residents.
  • 160 million litres
    Drawn from the Jayakwadi each day by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation and supplied to the city.
  • 50%
    Efficiency of the pipes that bring water from the Jayakwadi dam to the city. Built in 1975, wear and tear over the years is resulting in significant quantity of water being lost as it makes way to the city from the dam.
  • 1 in 6 days
    Supply of water in most areas of the city towards the end of April even though the storage levels in Jayakwadi dam were at 55% of live capacity on 30 Apr 2020.