On Thursday, Satyendar Jain, Chairman of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), inspected sewage treatment plants at various locations in the state capital and stressed that additional water must be taken from the drains to ensure 100 percent capacity utilization of the existing sewage treatment plant (STP).
Jain visited Rohini (15 MGD), Rithala (60 MGD), the Coronation Pillar (30 MGD) as well as the Timarpur Oxidation Pond and Bhalaswa Lake. He also instructed the officers to repair all defective devices and biogas systems immediately. According to an official press release, Jain said that the population growth in our city meant that more and more water was needed.
“Our government is committed to purifying Yamuna and improving the water table in Delhi. For the same reason, DJB started using the treated water for activities other than drinking such as horticulture or giving it to various other authorities / organizations, who use this water can wash buses, trains, etc., “he said.
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Up to 80 acres of empty land in Rohini STP, 60 acres of forest in Rithala STP, 250 acres of forest near Coronation Pillar STP should be used to improve water table through the application of treated wastewater. Jain cited that this treated water is not being used to its full extent, saying that DJB intends to use much of the treated wastewater for non-potable purposes
“In the recent past this treated water has not been fully used. There are 20 wastewater treatment plants and around 500 MGD wastewater are currently being treated, of which 90-95 MGD wastewater will be used For non-potable purposes, he directed officials to now use 100 MGD-treated water from these STPs. Use of the treated wastewater from Rithala, Rohini and Coronation Pillar in green belts and forest areas of around 500 acres in and around the STPs mentioned above should be implemented gradually, “he added.
In addition, he emphasized the use of treated water in the forests and green areas of the respective STPs and the withdrawal of additional water from the drains in order to ensure 100% capacity utilization of the existing STPs.
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(With inputs from ANI)