To ascertain the quality of drinking water being supplied and maintained at Guwahati, the study was conducted on the status of water supply in city through surveillance of drinking water quality for consecutive 7 days at various treatment stages, distribution network and consumer ends. The performance of five water treatment plants (WTPs), viz. Panbazar WTP, Satpukhuri WTP, Kamakhya WTP, PHED WTP and Hegrabari WTP were assessed for summer, piost-post-monsoon and winter seasons.

‘Water water everywhere; nor any drop to drink,’ said English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

To increase accountability in water supply management, Chennai Metrowater will soon implement a system where the entire process, from sourcing to distribution of drinking water to residents, will be monitored through a centralised online network.

The water agency floated a tender recently to implement the project using real-time data acquisition and a matrix display system. According to sources in Metrowater, the centralised city water supply network will help the agency monitor the status of supply daily.

AHMEDABAD: Even as 14 of Gujarat's 26 districts reel from a deficient monsoon, the babudom in Gandhinagar is consuming the most drinking water per capita in the country. The capital consumes 310 litres per capita per day (LPCD). Most of this water comes from the Narmada network. You'd be mistaken to assume that the bureaucrats are on hydrotherapy, it's their gardens that are to blame.

To stop this criminal waste of a precious resource, the roads and building department is setting up a water treatment plant with a capacity of 10 million litres of sewage water per day, just to supply to gardens in Gandhinagar. The plant is currently under construction, behind Infocity campus.

Pilot project in command areas of Malviya Nagar, Vasant Vihar and Nangloi

The Planning Commission on Thursday gave thumbs up to Delhi Government’s move to involve private entities in supply of water in several areas of the city on the lines of power sector. The reform initiative in the water distribution sector has been complimented by Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia when Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit briefed him about the move.

Onsite wastewater treatment systems are common in rural and semi-rural areas around the world; in the US, about 25–30% of households are served by a septic (onsite) wastewater treatment system, and many property owners also operate their own domestic well nearby. Site-specific conditions and local groundwater flow are often ignored when installing septic systems and wells. In areas with small lots (thus high spatial septic system densities), shallow domestic wells are prone to contamination by septic system leachate.

With the colour of Yamuna changing, the city administration must immediately take some steps to tackle the problem of water contamination. In the monsoon season the flow of Yamuna becomes strong with a lot of soil and silt in the water, which comes through soil erosion.

This dirty water not only changes the colour of the river from black to yellow but it affects the water treatment plants of Delhi. The 50-year-old water treatment plants of Wazirabad and Chandrawal areas of Delhi are again suffering with the yellow water problem.

This technical report provides practical guidance and recommendations in managing concerns over pharmaceuticals in drinking-water. It emphasizes the importance to prioritize this emerging issue in the overall context of water safety management, which includes microbial and other chemical risks that may threaten the safety of drinking-water.

Muktsar: In the absence of RO (reverse osmosis) water treatment plants in their area, residents of around 33 villages in the district are forced to drink contaminated water.

Bathinda: Low to very high traces of uranium were detected in water samples taken from tubewells in 43 villages in Bhagta Bhai Ke, Mour, Nathana, Phul and Rampura blocks of the district.

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