HOUSES DAMAGED DUE TO PIPELINE BURST IN MUCHANDI.
The main water pipeline from Hidkal dam which supplies drinking water to Belagavi ruptured near Muchandi Village at about 2 am on Wednesday morning. 4 houses got damaged in this ruptured.
According to Villagers the water spike was about 200 feet high and this caused huge damage to the adjoining houses and property. They first took this event as non-seasonal rainfall but as the walls and water from ground started entering the house they ran away due to accident. This is a 16 years old pipeline of Hidkal Dam drinking water. This suspects that the life span of the pipeline have crossed. The water supply was stopped from Hidkal and the pipeline will be repaired now due to which normal water supply will be affected for the next 4-5 days in the city.
KUWSDB Executive Engineer Prasanna Murthy Said, This pipeline joints broke apart, which lead to the burst. An inquiry is going on to determine the exact cause. They will restore the pipeline soon so that there is disruption in water Supply to Belgavi City.