At present, Bawana water treatment plant lacks a recycling plant leading to acute wastage of water
The Delhi government has planned to set up a water recycling unit of two million gallons per day (MGD) capacity in Bawana, a census town in northwest Delhi, according to an official statement made earlier this week. This will help provide round-the-clock water supply to the residents of the city, it added.
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) project will be developed at the 20 MGD Bawana Water Treatment Plant at a cost of Rs 10.3 crore, news agency Press Trust of India reported. The project was approved by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The Bawana Water Treatment Plant started functioning in February, 2015. Water from this plant is distributed to households in Narela and Sultanpur, among other areas.
At present, the water treatment facility lacks a recycling plant, leading to acute wastage of water. “The Arvind Kejriwal government will construct a two-MGD recycling plant to curb the wastage,” Sisodia said. In the official statement, he also instructed the officials to complete the construction work within the stipulated timeline.
The provision of water allocation in the national capital is still done on the basis of old rules, which have failed to keep pace with the city’s growing population.
“In such a situation, the Delhi government is working with a plan of action and a system to ensure that every citizen can be provided drinking water 24 hours a day in their homes,” Sisoda, who is also the DJB chairman, said. “Owing to the rising population, arrangements for future requirements are being made as well.”
Along with this, the Delhi government is also working in a phased manner to upgrade the sewerage system in the capital, lay sewer lines in different areas and provide door-to-door sewer connections, he added.
Decentralised sewage treatment plants are being built by the government in various unauthorised colonies and rural areas to ensure that contaminated water does not flow into Yamuna, the minister shared.
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