The Delhi Jal Board has finally initiated the first phase of installing bulk flow-meters in the city. Aimed at improving the efficiency of the water supply system, the Jal Board has decided to install 400 flow-meters on the supply side, of which 260 have been set up.

The project involves designing, installation and commissioning of an online data monitoring system which would help measure the flow, pressure and water quality parameters. These measured parameters will then be transmitted to the officials for analysis through radio telemetry, GSM or other viable technologies. The analysis will help the DJB in better water accounting, checking water losses and expediting emergency response.

A DJB spokesperson said: “Four hundred critical points have been identified at all the water treatment plants (WTPs), major underground reservoirs (UGRs) and transmission and distribution networks where these measurements will be gauged. So far all the WTPs and major UGRs have been covered.”

The Jal Board is planning to install one meter per day on the transmission and distribution network. The installation process will be carried out from September 3 to September 11 at Dilshad Garden, Supplementary Drain Sultanpur Mazra Village, Punjabi Basti Outer Ring Road, Bhairon Enclave-Peera Garhi Ring Road and Canara Apartment Sector-13 Rohini.

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