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Construction : Web Exclusive | November 2012 | Source : Construction Update

L&T to conduct pilot study in Bangalore

Larson and Toubro (L&T) has been roped in by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to study the source of Unaccounted Water Connections (UWC) and suggest remedies to plug the leakage of water.

It is learnt that the board has been suffering revenue loss because of water leakage and unaccounted water, which constitutes over 35 to 40 per cent of water being used in the city.

The study, which is a pilot project, would cover six Assembly constituencies including, Basavanagudi, Chamarajpet, Padmanabhanagar, Jayagar, BTM Layout and Bangalore South. The project would be completed in 18 months.

The study would track unaccounted water supply and take steps to reduce the leakage to 20 per cent. Water crisis in Bangalore city would be eased by bringing down the quantum of leakage and employees of BWSSB were also being trained to plug leakage of unaccounted water, the board officials said.

According to official sources, public taps, illegal connections and leakage are the three primary source of water loss. The study would measure the total supply to each metering area and revenue collection in each month.

The work on surveying the household connections, quality of existing pipelines and sources of leakage in every ward of the six constituencies had commenced and BWSSB would get initial report shortly.

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