|The Đà River water pipeline is ruptured for the 19th time.– Photo dantri.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A breach was detected in the Đà River pipeline yesterday, the 19th time the pipeline has faced repairs. The incident was resolved and water supply was restored at 12am this morning.
Vinaconex Clean Water Joint Stock Company (Viwasupco) said that the pipeline, which brings tap water from the Đà River Water Plant in the northern province of Hòa Bình to Hà Nội, was ruptured at Km21+600 on the Thăng Long Highway at around 8pm yesterday.
The company discovered the incident during a periodic maintenance of the water pipeline system.
About two hours later, Viwasupco cut off water supply to over 70,000 residential households living in six of Hà Nội’s inner districts.
Workers and equipments were immediately sent to the site to repair the pipeline. The pipeline was fixed and the water supply was restored at 12am today.
This is the 19th time a breach has been detected in the Đà River pipeline since it began operations in late 2008. The most recent rupture took place on July 11 at Km27+600, also on the Thăng Long Highway (the section that passes through Thạch Thất, Hà Nội).
Hà Nội’s municipal government has reportedly requested a special mechanism for the implementation of a third water pipeline to meet the people’s demands. –VNS