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Continuous water supply system against existing Intermittent Supply system


Rutva N. Gohil


Urban Local Bodies (ULB), District Metering Area (DMA), negative pressure.


The declining availability of water supplies is one of the most important environmental issues facing various countries at the present time. Climate change, affluence and population growth have resulted in vast requirements of water for use in domestic, industrial and agricultural settings. Water has remained the most severe issue confronting the Urban Local Bodies (ULB), whether they are located in water abundant or water starved region. Most of the issues are related to improper operation of the system. The present water supply practice followed by Local Bodies for various towns and cities undertaking reduced supply hours is not only non-confirming to designed hydraulic parameters, but also the system is severely afflicted by adverse hydraulics leading to many of the prevailing critical issues which engages the Local Authorities in an evitable vicious circle. Serious efforts with utmost concentration ought to be the top-most priority of the Local Authority to emerge out of the severe critical water issue. Using data from the local government body, the paper presents the status of existing water supply network condition, and comparing it with continuous water supply system of selected DMA of Bhavnagar town in Gujarat (India).

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Paper ID: IJSRDV1I2015
Published in: Volume : 1, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2013
Page(s): 109-110

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