Published On : Wed, May 7th, 2014

Kanhan WTP faces 17 power tripping’s, 6 hours shutdown from May 1 to 7

Record 12 power tripping’s on May 6 & 7

Orange-City-Water-logo (2)Nagpur News : Power breakdowns, excessive tripping’s at Orange City Water’s (OCW) Kanhan Water Treatment Plant (WTP) by state power Distribution Company MSEDCL, is once again depriving citizens of North, East and parts of South Nagpur of precious potable water supply.

On May 6 & 7, due to almost 12 times frequent and extended power failure from MSEDCL side there were interruptions in pumping from Kanhan WTP to East and North Nagpur. This resulted in very less water levels in the ESR’s and very little water pressure in direct tapping supply areas.

It may be mentioned here, Kanhan WTP has suffered from such excessive power tripping for almost 17 times (6 hours) during last one week period between May 1 and May 7. Due to such excessive power tripping’s citizens are facing problems and are compelled to live with either restricted or no water supply. The citizen had to live with limited or no water supply on 7th May.

As per statistics available with Orange City Water (OCW) due to excessive power breakdowns (tripping) at Kanhan WTP in last 7 days there has been approx. 6 hours of pumping loss amounting to roughly around 60 MLD of less pumping to the city, especially East, North and parts of South Nagpur.