Soon, treated sewage water in Delhi taps

NEW DELHI: Would you want to drink water that was once flushed down the bathroom? Repugnant as it should appear, it is an idea whose time has come. Driven by means of water shortages, disputes with Haryana and the possibility of rejuvenating the Yamuna, Delhi government has in any case made up our minds that it will use handled sewage water to enhance town's water supply on a large scale.

While examining development work at Asia's biggest sewage medication plant at Coronation Park in north Delhi on Tuesday, CM Arvind Kejriwal introduced that town will start following the 'Singapore new water policy' by means of the usage of waste water to enhance 15 to 20% of its water supply within next two years.




"DJB has an installed water capacity of 900mgd (million gallons per day) and we will start using 70mgd water from Coronation Park treatment plant by June next year as a start," Kejriwal said.

Treated sewage water will likely be pumped upstream to Palla near the Delhi-Haryana border, the place it will mix with river water channel, commute 11km downstream undergoing natural purification. "Water will be drawn back at Wazirabad and treated again for re-use as 'new water'. In the second phase, 40mgd water will be diverted from Rithala by December 2019 and another 40mgd by June 2020. It will be an overall improvement of 150mgd," he added.

Consultants have already been employed to make plans for utilising 605mgd coming from 36 sewage medication vegetation. DJB estimates that it will possibly produce no less than 200mgd of additional water which can be put again into Yamuna. Plans are afoot to reinforce the water supply by means of 50% in 5 years, the CM said. Two new water medication vegetation at Dwarka (50mgd) and Chandrawal (140mgd) had been licensed to deal with this "new water" by means of February 2020.

In 2015, DJB had started a “Toilet to Tap” mission in Keshopur. “It may just not prevail because of a ‘cultural downside’ in the usage of sewage water,” Kejriwal said. DJB expects that by means of striking the handled water in the river, the place it’ll be purified naturally, will lend a hand conquer this inhibition.


The CM additionally introduced a plan to rejuvenate 200 lakes. “Borewells will likely be set up along the periphery of those lakes to exploit the increase in groundwater levels. Landscaping around the water bodies may be deliberate. The water will percolate to the ground and reinforce the groundwater levels in the vicinity,” he said.


Groundwater high quality testing will likely be carried out at places the place the water desk could be very high and units of borewells will likely be put in with the cooperation of RWAs to extract water at sure locations. Mini-treatment vegetation could be set as much as compensate the loss,” DJB vicechairman Dinesh Mohaniya said.


Delhi government has introduced that the Gangnahar canal carrying Ganga water from UP will likely be concretised to save seepage of water. “UP government has agreed to provide the additional water stored by means of the contretising the canal to Delhi. We estimate around 150mgd will likely be added by means of this measure however UP government has asked us to nominate a consultant for better estimates,” Kejriwal said.


Jyoti Sharma, a water knowledgeable from an NGO, Force, felt that DJB would face many issues once they actually start imposing the mission. “Carrying water against the slope could be an expensive affair. If norms regarding the output water are followed and they are able to implement it, hats off to them,” she said. Meanwhile, Delhi BJP and Congress slammed the AAP government for “making false promises”. While DPCC president Ajay Maken said it could take no less than 5 years to reinforce the water scenario in Delhi, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said people felt let down by means of the CM.
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