Sunday, December 25, 2011

India - Water Leakage - New pipes won't solve old problems in Public Water Distribution, a report from Kannur in Kerala

KANNUR: The city is reeling under acute water shortage. In the last three days, water supply was disrupted in many parts of the city. But now with the new project being planned to renovate the existing water supply network in the city, it seems the authorities are slowly waking up to address the issue.

Minister for water resources P J Joseph will inaugurate the Rs 67 crore project on October 1. A new 35-km-long pipeline would be installed parallel to the existing one from Pazhassi dam at Veliyambra to the Thana tank in the city. This is expected to solve the issue of frequent water supply disruptions in the city and the surrounding areas.

Pipelines in the area are built using 700 mm asbestos cement pipes and hence pipe burst is a persistent issue. Under the new project, these pipelines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes.

Article Date: Sep 30, 2011
Article Source: Times of India

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