Sunday, September 14, 2014

CAPpings - India - Goa to replace 1000 km-long pipeline to curb non-revenue water

Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline criss-crossing 1000-kilometre stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of non-revenue water


Panaji: Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline criss-crossing 1000-kilometre stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of non-revenue water.

State Public Works Department Ministe told reporters here that the central government has given in principle go ahead for the ambitious project replacing the 1,000 km long pipeline at a cost of Rs 345 crore.

"The formal proposal would be placed before the union government?s committee during the meeting scheduled on September 25," Dhavalikar said.

The minister said that such a measure would reduce the quantum of non-revenue water, which is currently has reached alarming level of 40-50 per cent.

He said a special cell comprising 25 engineers has been assigned the job of curbing the percentage of non revenue water.

The Cell was formed three months back and we are sure that all the measures would help us to reduce the non revenue water (NRW) up to 20 per cent by next year, he said conceding that majority of revenue loses are created due to NRW.

Dhavalikar said the state government is working to provide round the clock water supply to all parts of Goa by December 2016, through the Japan agency funded project.

He said work on projects dealing with water augmentation will be complete by March 2015.

Article Source: http://zeenews.india.com/news/sci-tech/goa-to-replace-1000-km-long-pipeline-to-curb-non-revenue-water_1469215.html

Publication Date: 13 September 2014

1 comment:

  1. Great news for curbing non-revenue water. When age old pipeline network is replaced with a new system, the design houses have to gather history of leakages and bring value to the new design through implementing a proper life cycle analysis. Corrosion of pipeline is one of the major issues neglected by the water management authorities. There are numerous incidents of corrosion induced water leakage and contamination reported in many parts of our country. It is not a simple selection of construction materials from the list of materials employed for other projects. Corrosion risk assessment should be carried out to know the geography and water chemistry specific material and corrosion control requirement. Moreover, new projects should be designed to plan for close vigilance of water quality in the entire circuit of water distribution right from the water source through to household connections and accommodate resources suitable for frequent sample collection, laboratory testing and reporting. The present set of parameters applied to qualify the water supply needs a revamp in the new installation.

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