Published On : Tue, Jun 10th, 2014

City to witness low pressure & limited water supply due to major power tripping by SNDL

water-tap2Nagpur News : A major power tripping by power distribution company SNDL at all Gorewada WTPs was reported at 7.50 pm today. The power tripping may result in low pressure and limited water supply to almost 70% city including West, South-West and Central Nagpur.

The citizens of West , South-West and Central Nagpur will receive low pressure and restricted water supply on June 11 (WEDENESDAY) following a major power failure by power distribution company SNDL at Orange City Water (OCW’s) Pench-1, II and Ill Water Treatment Plant’s (WTP) at Gorewada on Tuesday evening.

It is learnt that at upper Sub Station of SNDL, one jumper on Y-phase has been blown out at about 7.50 pm and the power is expected to resume late night.

It may be mentioned here, power tripping’s at Orange City Water’s (OCW) at Pench-1, II and Ill Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at Gorewada by power distribution company SNDL, has become a common issue which is depriving citizens of West, South-West and Central Nagpur, of precious potable water supply.

Recently on June 6 and 7 respectively, all WTP’s at Gorewada faced tripping’s from SNDL, on June 6, tripping of 20 minutes (from 18.15 hrs to 18.35 hrs) while on June 7 , a 10 minute tripping (from 18.30 hrs to 18.40 hrs).

Though the tripping period was only for 10 & 20 minutes but due to tripping, the water levels of ESR’s which were under supply at that period was reached its lowest levels and supply was badly affected in the following areas and its post effects remains on those areas whose supply period is after the tripping period i.e in evening hours after 6 pm.

Normally after a small tripping of even a 5 minutes and after restart of pumping to reach the required flow rate of water from the feeder main pipelines it will take more than two & half hours period after the pumping was restarted.

It may be mentioned here due to such excessive power tripping’s by SNDL citizens are facing problems and are compelled to live with either restricted or no water supply.

Despite that the inconvenience caused in water supply due to such power failures/tripping is highly regretted.