Monday, September 1, 2014

India - Mumbai Suffers 25% Water Cut After Pipe to Lake Bursts, PTI Says

Because the pipeline that supplies water to the city from Tansa Lake burst at Vartak Nagar, a 25 percent water cut was imposed in the western, eastern and southern parts of the city


Authorities in Mumbai, home to Bollywood stars and 12.5 million people, imposed an immediate 25 percent cut in city water supplies today when a pipeline from a lake ruptured, Press Trust of India said, citing the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

The Indian metropolis hopes to complete the repair work to one of seven lakes that supply water to the financial capital and restore full supplies by tomorrow night.

Because the pipeline that supplies water to the city from Tansa Lake burst at Vartak Nagar, a 25 percent water cut was imposed in the western, eastern and southern parts of the city, Deputy Municipal Commissioner Ramesh Bambale told PTI. The agency five days earlier ceased water cuts imposed on July 3 on Mumbai due to poor June rainfall that had been halved to 10 percent on July 30 after a downpour.

Article Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-18/mumbai-suffers-25-water-cut-after-pipe-to-lake-bursts-pti-says.html
Publication Date: 17 August 2014

1 comment:

  1. Volume of Non-revenue water in India is increasing day by day. Present assets comprise a mixed bag of old and new pipelines. There are numerous incidents of pipeline bursts reported in our country. When the pipeline weakens due to various factors, most importantly corrosion of materials, the entire distribution network becomes vulnerable for pressure linked bursts. Corrosion is completely ignored by the water management authorities. They have many misconceptions on water analysis parameters that are used as key performance indicators for water distribution system. Their focus is only on contamination issues and associated remedial measures like disinfection through chlorination. Corrosion of water infrastructure is posing greater challenges to the water management agencies. If this is not properly controlled, we will loose the significant portion of present resources.

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