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Free with registration – News & Observer – AccessMyLibrary.com – Oct 24, 2006
| News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) (October, 2006). 24–DURHAM — Durham has passed a federally mandated test looking for lead in its water supply, but city officials cautioned residents Monday to.
BMC to do water audit
Times of India – Oct 25, 2006
The fear is that once leakages and losses inthe system are plugged, BMC will call in private firms to manage thedistribution of water and levy the charges for its use. “The model has notworked in several countries, including France, which has the highest number ofprivate water companies,” said anofficer. In Mumbai, a pilotproject to ensure 24×7 water supply in the K-east ward (Andheri East) is alreadyunderway amidst some degree of opposition from resident associations. The studyis being carried out by a French company called Castalia and the funds (US $6. 9lakh or approximately Rs 3. 2 crore) are being provided by a group known as thePublic-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, which is directed by globalfinancial institutions and multilateral developmentagencies. An attempt toprivatise water supply in Delhi had also met with severe opposition…
9lakh or approximately Rs 3. 2 crore) are being provided by a group known as thePublic-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, which is directed by globalfinancial institutions and multilateral developmentagencies. An attempt toprivatise water supply in Delhi had also met with severe opposition. ArvindKejriwal, Magsaysay Award winner and convenor of the NGO Parivartan, through theRight to Information Act, had exposed an attempt by the Delhi Jal Board to raisewater tariffs at the behest of the World Bank, even though it would not haveensured 24×7 water supply. A similar attempt in Bangalore had also failed afterit was found to be unviable for private operators.
Water supply restored
Hindu – Oct 25, 2006
Ratheesh Kumar THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Water supply to areas serviced by the Observatory Hill reservoir of the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) which was disrupted early on Tuesday was restored at 10 p. The supply of water was disrupted when a 1,200 mm pre-stressed concrete pipeline ferrying water from Aruvikkara to the reservoir burst at Karakulam. The five-metre section of the ruptured line was cut away and replaced with a section of cast iron pipeline. Gravity flow in the repaired line was started at 9 p. and after it became clear that there were no leaks in the repaired portion, full pumping was started.