Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CAPpings - India - Dapodi residents complain of contaminated water supply in Pune - Water pipelines are very old

PUNE: Residents of some areas in Dapodi have been facing problems of water logging and contaminated water supply for the last four days.

Water pipelines in the area are very old due to which drainage water gets mixed with drinking water pipelines.

PUNE: Residents of some areas in Dapodi have been facing problems of water logging and contaminated water supply for the last four days. Areas that have been affected include SMS colony, Pawar Vasti and Phulenagar. The problem has been caused following the heavy rains.

Local NCP corporator Rama Ovhal said, "Due to the heavy rains, the drainage lines in the civic ward (No 61, Hutatma Bhagat Singh school, Dapodi) have choked up in some areas. Around 300 families have been affected," she said.

Ovhal said the water pipelines in the area are very old due to which drainage water gets mixed with drinking water pipelines. Samples of contaminated water were shown to civic officials of the Kasarwadi-Dapodi zonal office, she said. Rajendra Pathak, a resident of Kate chawl, said, "Local residents are getting contaminated water for the past five to six days. The water supplied through the water pipeline to us has a foul smell which shows that it is contaminated with drainage water."

Article Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-06/pune/34292790_1_water-pipeline-sharad-jadhav-executive-engineer
Publication Date: 06 October 2012

CAPpings - India - Refining - Fuel pipeline leak at Tondiarpet, Chennai - Residents collected petrol in containers from the leak points

The leak in the pipeline belonging to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited was noticed around 6 a.m. by residents of Karaneeswarar Nagar. It runs through Korukkupet and Tondiarpet and is about 100 metres away from Tondiarpet railway station.The fault in the pipeline was set right by 7.30 a.m. after a contractor installed a clamp to plug the leak, a police officer said. A large posse of police was posted in the area to keep away local residents, who collected the leaking petrol in pots and buckets.

In the second such incident this month, a petroleum pipeline near Tondiarpet railway station sprung a leak on Sunday morning.

The leak in the pipeline belonging to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited was noticed around 6 a.m. by residents of Karaneeswarar Nagar. It runs through Korukkupet and Tondiarpet and is about 100 metres away from Tondiarpet railway station.

The fault in the pipeline was set right by 7.30 a.m. after a contractor installed a clamp to plug the leak, a police officer said. A large posse of police was posted in the area to keep away local residents, who collected the leaking petrol in pots and buckets.

Article Source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/fuel-pipeline-leak-at-tondiarpet/article3953259.ece
Publication Date: 01 October 2012