Thursday, July 24, 2014

India - Water Distribution - Issue of water scarcity due to corrosion - No requirement for two separate pipelines for supply of water to individual terrace water tanks and for direct supply, says Urban Development Minister in Rajya Sabha

Issue of scarcity of water in Gole Market area here came up in Rajya Sabha today.

Water is supplied through a single pipeline for water tank and quarters in DIZ Area, Sector 4, Gole Market.

Replying to questions in this regard, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said doubling of supply pipeline is no solution to the problem.

"Technically, there is no requirement for two separate pipelines for supply of water to individual terrace water tanks and for direct supply."

He said efforts were on to augument the supply and the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has been asked to replace pipelines which are "old and rusted".

The Minister further said there is a concern all over the country on water as ground water was depleting and rains were getting scarce and stressed on rain water harvesting.

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Publication Date: 24 July 2014

1 comment:

  1. Big data water leakage shows our rusting attitude. Our water management authorities do not find proper maintenance answers for old pipeline systems. There is no life cycle analysis executed during the design stage to select the right materials of construction and associated corrosion control methods. We find a variety of materials in the market. It is not a simple selection from the lot of Bureau of Indian Standards -ISI mark brands. Corrosivity of water will vary from place to place. This fact is ignored during the design stage. When the pipeline attains some age, corrosion of materials will weaken the pipelines and pose great challenges to the water distribution. We loose significant quantity of water through corrosion induced leakages. Moreover, it causes contamination of water when the leak spots become vulnerable for mixing with another source like sewage system. We do not find corrosion issues included in our national Water Policy and Environmental Regulations. Our government has to setup a national committee for resolving this perennial problem and developing our country specific corrosion control act.


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