On Tuesday, TOI spotted two places in this part of the city where thousands of litres of potable water is going down the drain due to leaks in major pipelines. Nearby residents said these leak have been around since two decades and despite many complaints water works department officials have not initiated measures to check the water wastage. With no effort to check water leakage, the people are left in the lurch, say residents.
"Most supply pipes in Nagpur are very old. Sealing leaks is a difficult proposition in such a network."
What Deputy engineer (water works), Satranjipura zone appeared to convey was that repairing these small leaks might raise water pressure in the rusted pipes and cause them to burst somewhere else. He also pointed out that they usually allowed a certain quantity of water to drain so that the pressure in pipes remains under control.
Article Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-04/nagpur/31287123_1_potable-water-water-shortage-water-works
Publication Date: 04 April 2012