Saturday, September 7, 2013

CAPpings - India - Water Leakage - Improper interconnection design followed by contractor and no vigilance on pipe laying work are leading the way for leakage - Residents protest as water woes continue in Kerala


Improper interconnection design followed by contractor and no vigilance on pipe laying work are leading the way for leakage


Residents protest as water woes continue

Though Kerala Water Authority (KWA) has claimed that the new  pipeline from SN Junction to Puthiyakavu was laid to resolve the water scarcity in Tripunithura, it proves otherwise in some areas.

The residents at Thekkumbhagam said they have been facing acute shortage of potable water for the past two months.

While KWA authorities blame the leakage at spots where the pipes interconnect, the technical committee members of Tripunithura Rajanagari Union of Residents Association (TRURA) say the KWA has not ensured perfection in pipe-laying work.

“The KWA has not monitored the pipe-laying work and they allowed the contractor to conduct the interconnections by himself. As a result, there are leakages at some spots and there is a chance that it might get worse,” they said.

Article Source: http://newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/Residents-protest-as-water-woes-continue/2013/09/07/article1772686.ece
Publication Date: 07 Sep 2013

1 comment:

  1. We loose significant portion of water through leakages. There is no stringent measure and standard enforced on the design of water distribution system. One of the important concerns is evident in the reported case. When we deal with distribution system of many interconnections involving a variety of operating conditions and different materials, the designer/contractor should have the experience in performing the life cycle analysis. Their focus is on reducing the initial investment by putting unsuitable materials for pipeline construction. After some years of operation public is affected because of numerous leakage incidents. In many cases corrosion of pipeline is neglected by the water management authorities and contractors.

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