Sunday, September 8, 2013

CAPpings - India - Water Leakage - Leak in pipeline briefly disrupts water supply in Coimbatore - Timely response restored the supply

Water supply from Pillur I project was temporarily affected after a leak was detected in the main supply line near Karattumedu near Saravanampatti. Timely response of water management authorities restored the supply



COIMBATORE: Water supply from Pillur I project was temporarily affected after a leak was detected in the main supply line near Karattumedu near Saravanampatti. The TWAD board officials were informed and they rushed to the spot and carried out maintenance work. Water supply was restored by Thursday evening.

"We have carried out maintenance work and the leak has been closed. The supply was completely restored by 5.30 pm," said Iqbal, executive engineer, Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD).

Residents found water gushing out of the main supply line which is connected to the master reservoir at Ganapathy from where water is supplied to corporation wards.

"The TWAD maintenance team was notified and they started maintenance work at the identified spot. Water supply has been completely restored in city limits," said a senior corporation official.

The supply to eastern parts of the city is dependant on Pillur water and was temporarily affected after the valve was closed to carry out maintenance on the damaged pipeline.

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