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CAPpings - India - A large portion of Delhi's water is not fit drinking. MCD report identifies Corrosion as the culprit

A recent survey by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi created ripples in the city with revelations that a large portion of Delhi’s water is not fit for drinking. At least 81 out of 116 water samples collected by MCD contain physical impurities. The reason for such a situation is the use of old and corroded water pipes.


MCD report pins DJB for not ensuring clean supply

A recent survey by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi created ripples in the city with revelations that a large portion of Delhi’s water is not fit for drinking. At least 81 out of 116 water samples collected by MCD contain physical impurities.

The reason for such a situation is the use of old and corroded water pipes. Some public water pipes also run parallel to sewer lines in the Capital. So whenever there is a leakage or a pipe breaks due to corrosion, sewer water enters into drinking water pipes. “We gave a list of 1,000 such pipelines that needed to be repaired or replaced. But DJB took care of only 50 pipes in the last one year,” said Dr Monga.

Article Source: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/257564/mcd-report-pins-djb-not.html
Publication Date: 16 June 2012

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