Sunday, October 27, 2013

CAPpings- India - Water Conservation - Suez Wins Contracts to Curb Water Pipeline Leaks in Bangalore and Pune

Water contract awarded to curb unaccounted-for-water losses in Bangalore, the high-tech city to 16 percent from 42 percent over the next five to eight years and pipeline leaks in Pune. India is spending 589 billion rupees ($9.6 billion) to improve area water supplies and treatment systems, according to the government.

Suez Wins Water Contracts in India Cities to Curb Leaks

Suez Environnement (SEV), Europe’s second-biggest water company, won contracts to improve supplies and reduce leak losses in southern and western India.

Suez and Indian partner SPML Infra Ltd. (SPML) will help cut water leaks across a 26.5 square kilometer (10.2 square mile) area of Bangalore, the utility said today in an e-mail. It’s planning infrastructure works to curb unaccounted-for-water losses in the high-tech city to 16 percent from 42 percent over the next five to eight years, the French company said.

The utility was also awarded a contract in Pimpri-Chinchwad near Pune in western India to detect and repair leaks in area water-distribution systems. The contracts are worth 20 million euros ($27.5 million), Suez said.

“India is one of the priority countries in emerging markets and we plan to bid for more city-based water projects in the future,”

Article Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-22/suez-wins-water-contracts-in-india-cities-to-curb-leaks.html
Publication Date: 23 Oct 2013

1 comment:

  1. This is a welcome move to identify the leakage areas and conserve water source. At the same time efforts on identifying the causes for such leakage should be taken. There are numerous cases of corrosion induced water pipeline leakage reported in various states of India. We have a mixed bag of old pipelines still being used beyond the originally proposed life time and new projects with little focus on employing the proper life cycle cost analysis to choose the appropriate materials of construction. Water loss from the distribution network is not only a conservation issue, but also posing contamination threats to the public. Unintentional losses of water are often misinterpreted for the intentional leakage allowed in the design to maintain water pressure. Weaker portions of pipelines resulted through corrosion are not properly attended at the present time.

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