Chandigarh, June 15:- Aiming to upgrade and expand the city's water infrastructure under the AMRUT 2.0 TT water supply project, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh (MCC) expert team visited the Manufacturing Plant to inspect HDPE pipelines of various sizes (160mm, 200mm & 250mm).

The inspection process included a thorough visual and physical examination of the pipes to ensure they met all necessary quality standards. This involved checking the quantity, markings, color, and finishing of the pipes, as well as measuring key dimensions such as outer diameter, length, and wall thickness.

Additionally, the pipes underwent a series of tests to assess their structural integrity and performance, including hydrostatic characteristics, melt flow rate (MFR), density, elongation at break, tensile yield strength, ovality, and blue strip width and depth. The carbon black content and dispersion were also evaluated to verify compliance with IS-4984:2016 standards.

While sharing information about the project, Municipal Commissioner Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS said that the purpose of sending the team on the inspection was to ensure the quality and reliability of the HDPE pipelines, which is a significant milestone for the AMRUT 2.0 TT water supply project. By taking this important step, the MCC is working towards improving water distribution and delivery for the residents of Chandigarh.

She further added that Chandigarh's existing Tertiary Treated (TT) Water supply network of 437km is one of the earliest of its kind in the country, supplying TT water from STP Diggian to Sectors 1 to 16. The beneficiaries include 4,300 houses of size one kanal and above, 1,200 parks and green belts, and 5 fountains. Moreover, TT water is also utilized for various other non-potable applications such as industrial use, crop irrigation, tree washing, street cleaning through Mechanized Road Sweeping machines for dust suppression, and horticulture purpose through tankers, saving overall 7-10 MGD of fresh water.

She said that after the completion of the AMRUT 2.0 TT water supply project, the entire city, including all villages, will have access to TT water, which shall reduce the freshwater consumption by 20-25 MGD, thus reducing the burden on groundwater sources.