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CAPpings - India - As Drinking Water Pipelines age, Contamination proliferates - A biggest concern for the Public - Nagpur to get contaminated water for 5 more years

As Drinking Water Pipelines age, Contamination proliferates - A biggest concern for the public in Nagpur - The entire water network spread over 550km in Nagpur is old and requires to be replaced. The work to replace the pipeline will be undertaken under 24X7 water supply project. Until that work is completed, the problem of contaminated water supply cannot be solved.


Nagpur to get contaminated water for 5 more years

NAGPUR: The sad state of affairs at Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) came to fore on Monday when the civic body warned it cannot guarantee water free of contamination for the next five years at least. Executive engineer of NMC's water works department Shashikant Hastak made this statement in the house during the general body meeting on Monday.

The entire water network spread over 550km in Nagpur is old and requires to be replaced. The work to replace the pipeline will be undertaken under 24X7 water supply project. Until that work is completed, the problem of contaminated water supply cannot be solved.

Making this scary statement, which shocked the entire house, Hastak, who is also executive director of Nagpur Environmental Services Limited (NESL), a special purpose vehicle for monitoring 24X7 water supply project, said the level of water contamination may be brought down but there is no hope for complete resolution of the problem for five years.

Article Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Nagpur-to-get-contaminated-water-for-5-more-years/articleshow/15010982.cms

Publication Date: 17 July 2012

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