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Navi Mumbai water pipeline bursts forming spectacular plume

A water pipeline burst into a spectacular 30-feet plume on Saturday (September 23) in India after it was hit by an earthmover.   About two million litres of precious liquid was wasted in the incident that occurred at 11 am at Navi Mumbai in India.   A Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation official said an earthmover used by a private contractor ruptured the main pipleline at Kamothe, which supplies water to Navi Mumbai.

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A water pipeline burst into a spectacular 30-feet plume on Saturday (September 23) in India after it was hit by an earthmover. 

About two million litres of precious liquid was wasted in the incident that occurred at 11 am at Navi Mumbai in India. 

A Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation official said an earthmover used by a private contractor ruptured the main pipleline at Kamothe, which supplies water to Navi Mumbai.

The force of the water’s flow caused a 30-foot plume which drew onlookers and held up traffic.

The Hindu quoted Mohan Sonawane, executive engineer, Morbe Dam, saying: “The impact displaced the valve leading to wastage of around 2.5 million litres per day (MLD).” 

Though the officials started repair work quickly, the mishap affected water supply to large parts of the city. ‹ see less

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