Water supply to a few areas in the city has been hit after a 400mm-pipeline carrying water from the Peroorkada tank to Kesavadasapuram burst near Ambalamukku in the early hours of Friday here.

Kerala Water Authority officials said repair work was going on late into the night and that normal supply would be restored by morning on Saturday.

Disruption

Water supply to areas including Pattom, Murinjapalam, Kumarapuram, Pothujanam Lane, Chettikunnu, Kanammoola, Medical College, Ulloor, Prasanth Nagar, Pulayanarkota, Kesavadasapuram, Chalakuzhi, Paruthipara, and Muttada would be disrupted from 9 p.m. on Saturday till 9 p.m. on Sunday.

This is due to maintenance works being taken up on the distribution pipes in these areas, according to a Kerala Water Authority notification.

Pipe-burst

Friday’s pipe-burst, which occurred at Vayalikada on the Ambalamukku-Muttada road, was not major, Kerala Water Authority officials said. They, however, added that water supply to only a few elevated areas in and around Kesavadasapuram and Ulloor was disrupted.

Repair work

The repair work would be completed late in the night and supply would be restored early in the morning, Kerala Water Authority Chief Engineer (South) P. Sreekumaran Nair said.

The pipe-burst would not have much of an impact since water was always stored for a 24-hour supply, he added.

Common

Similar pipe-bursts were regular across the State on a daily basis.

They went unnoticed because water supply was never affected on a large-scale, he said.