Monday, September 15, 2014

CAPpings - India - Thousands of litres of drinking water are going down the drain due to a pipe burst on the main supply line, located along the Thane-Belapur Road at Digha, Navi Mumbai

Officials clueless about Thane-Belapur Road pipeline burst. Thousands of litres of drinking water are going down the drain due to a pipe burst on the main supply line, located along the Thane-Belapur Road at Digha, said residents. Local slum dwellers are queuing up to take home free potable water. Some motorists are washing their cars as well.



NAVI MUMBAI: Thousands of litres of drinking water are going down the drain due to a pipe burst on the main supply line, located along the Thane-Belapur Road at Digha, said residents. Local slum dwellers are queuing up to take home free potable water. Some motorists are washing their cars as well. Authorities are yet to plug the leakages or check water thefts happening for the past few weeks.

The leakages at many points are attributed to old pipes and handiwork of slum dwellers. "We are not doing anything wrong. We are only consuming the water that would otherwise go waste," said a slum dweller. This wastage leads to low pressure in supply in the vicinity, said a local, water bill paying consumer Ajit Bhavsar. When TOI asked MIDC officials about the pipe burst, Avinash Mali, deputy engineer, said "We have not come across the burst, as it might have happened recently. Our team will check for leakages, if any."

Article Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/navi-mumbai/Officials-clueless-about-Thane-Belapur-Road-pipeline-burst/articleshow/42555608.cms
Publication Date: 16 September 2014

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