Thursday, February 19, 2015

CAPpings - India - Water Contamination - Leaking pipelines, the primary cause of outbreak of disease - 6 Students affected by Jaundice in Choudwar, Odisha

After Cuttack, the outbreak of jaundice in Choudwar Municipality has created panic among the residents. The students generally consume water supplied through Public Health Department pipelines. Sources said leaking pipelines is the primary cause of outbreak of the disease.


SALEPUR:Six Class X students of a private residential coaching centre at Ward-5 (Brahmana Sahi) of Choudwar tested positive for jaundice on Saturday.

After Cuttack, the outbreak of jaundice in Choudwar Municipality has created panic among the residents.

The students generally consume water supplied through Public Health Department pipelines.

Sources said leaking pipelines is the primary cause of outbreak of the disease.

As the supply water pipes have developed cracks at many places, the drinking water is polluted by filth of drain and sewage.

However, no step has been taken by the administration yet to monitor the drinking water supply or clean the drains.

At Cuttack, the outbreak spread to several localities with 12 more cases detected on Friday, taking the total to 116.

Article Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/6-Affected-by-Jaundice/2015/02/15/article2669739.ece
Publication Date: 15 February 2015

1 comment:

  1. The present design and installation of drinking water pipelines close to sewer system is unacceptable. Numerous incidents of contamination have been reported in our country. We have a large network of old pipelines that do not employ proper operation and maintenance protocols. Corrosion induced pipeline leakages is the prime reason for this contamination. This is completely ignored by water management authorities. Our Water Policy is not focused on resolving this perennial issue and employing suitable life cycle approach for selecting the right materials of construction and having good integrity management.

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