Tirunelveli: Drinking water leak detection van procured by corporation

Nellai civic body faces complaints, huge water loss due to old pipe ruptures

TIRUNELVELI: The Corporation has procured a vehicle, costing about Rs. 14.95 lakh, to detect and repair leakage in drinking water pipelines.

Even as the residential areas in the peripheral regions within the corporation limits is steadily developing in the recent past, the quantum of drinking water being obtained from the infiltration wells sunk in the perennial Tamirabharani has not improved much.

ALL CLEAR: The mobile drinking water leak detection van procured by Tirunelveli Corporation. — Photo: A_Shaikmohideen

The situation becomes worse whenever the civic body faces huge loss of water due to rupture in the age-old pipelines and subsequently, the supply of drinking water to the area concerned is affected severely for several days.

Consequently, the residents either come to the corporation office with empty pots in protest against the erratic supply of drinking water or stage road roko in their area itself with the councillor concerned leading the show.

To avoid such unpleasant situations to some extent in future, the corporation has purchased this vehicle equipped with modern gadgets can detect and repair leakages in the drinking water pipelines in the pumping stations, primary pipelines originating from the pumping stations, overhead and ground-level tanks and secondary distribution pipelines taking water to the consumers.

Moreover, the quantity of chlorine dissolved in the drinking water can be estimated. The equipment include microphone system with speaker, chloroscope, conductivity meter, pH meter, turbidity meter, vibrator and digital TDS. A skilled and an unskilled worker would be available to attend the problems.

From THE HINDU

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