BMC plans to outsource pipe leak detection
Of the 3,400 million litres of water supplied to the city every day, a whopping 700 million litres is unaccounted for. This means that it is either lost due to leakages along the 400-km of ageing pipeline network or by way of illegal connections.
In an effort to curtail leakages along water pipelines that lead to a loss of about 20 per cent of the total water supplied to the city, the BMC is mulling the option of outsourcing the work. Despite numerous efforts in the past to curb leakages either by forming a ‘leak detection squad’ or by planning to procure modern leak detection equipment, senior civic officials now feel they should appoint private firms to plug leakages.
Article Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/bmc-plans-to-outsource-pipe-leak-detection/857557/
Publication Date: 09 October 2011
Our Observation: Is there any effort made to identify the cause of leakage? Corrosion of water pipeline is one of the prime causes for huge loss in water and also affects the quality of water supplied to the public. It is highly advisable to have a corrosion research study for the quality of water and pipeline material chosen for distribution system.