Friday, January 23, 2009

Mumbai local body to use GIS to detect underground water leakages

MUMBAI, India: The first pilot project by Brihan Mumbai Mahanagarpalika (BMC), the city’s civic body, to detect underground leakages in pipelines will begin in coming few days. GIS is going to be one of the components of the techniques being applied, along with sound sensors and ground penetration radars (GPRs).

Detection of leakages is part of BMC's plan to conduct a water audit aimed at studying the existing infrastructure for water supply and gauge the extent of wastage. The pilot project will be implemented in areas between Goregaon and Dahisar. "After we carry out GIS mapping, we will know the exact location of utilities following which the details will be available,'' said a senior civic official. 

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