The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has awarded SUEZ a six-year contract worth €30 million to improve water distribution services in the Cossipore district of Kolkata.

The contract for aims to ensure the 24/7 distribution of quality drinking water to residents of Cossipore district and reduce water losses.

In the first three years of contract, the focus will be to minimize water losses, currently estimated at more than 60%, and transition from intermittent to 24/7 supply.

This phase will be followed by three years of Operation and Management in which SUEZ will work towards increasing network performance with the deployment of solutions like Helium Leak Detection Technique.

The scope of work achieved by SUEZ in this initial phase involves replacing or rehabilitating network, hydraulic modelling and establishing 25 District Metering Areas (DMAs) to facilitate leaks detection.

SUEZ will also install or replace 25,000 House Connections & Domestic meters, in 150 kilometers of distribution network in the project area.

“With a longstanding experience in water services and day-to-day network operation in cities like Algiers, Casablanca, Jakarta, Chongqing and more recently in Indian cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, we will be able to ensure improved services for the residents of Kolkata,” said Marie-Ange Debon, senior executive vice-president in charge of the International Division of SUEZ.

Retrieved from Water & Wastewater International