Tuesday, June 12, 2012

CAPpings - India - 1000 pipe-bursts reported each year leading the way for Corrosion induced water contamination in Mumbai

1000 pipe-bursts reported each year leading the way for Corrosion induced water contamination in Mumbai




BMC has a tough time maintaining the 4,000-km pipeline network which has been constantly under pressure from a burgeoning population and careless infrastructural work carried out by government agencies. The civic budget has made provisions to increase water sample collection to tackle the situation. The laboratory at G-North ward is being upgraded to test 1,000 samples per day and the laboratory at the Bhandup complex 250 per day.

Mumbai has a network of corroding pipelines and when they burst, waste from sewage lines enters the water supply, leading to contamination. Roughly 1,000 pipe-bursts are reported (each year)," a civic official said.

Article Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-04/mumbai/31287045_1_water-contamination-illegal-water-connections-water-supply
Publication Date: 04 April 2012

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