Monday, September 8, 2014

India - No proper focus on corrosion issues covered in the integrated water quality monitoring plan and water policy administered by the central system

Our non-revenue water is increasing day by day. We see numerous incidents of pipeline leakages reported in our country. Corrosion induced pipeline leakage is one of the major concerns completely ignored by water management authorities. There is no focus on these issues covered in the integrated monitoring plan and water policy administered by the central system. There is a misconception that nothing can be done about corrosion of old pipelines and the assets in entire distribution network. Numerous incidents of high levels of iron that contaminated public water distribution systems are reported in many parts of India. This is not produced from the water bodies. Now is the time to create awareness for corrosion in water infrastructure and encourage the design houses to employ proper life cycle analysis and choose water composition specific material and corrosion control system.

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