Now, Delhi residents to get treated sewage water in taps
New Delhi, July 12: As the Delhi government is trying to overcome the growing water shortage in the city, the residents may soon be getting treated sewage water in taps to augment the city's water supply on a large scale.
Speaking on the same issue, the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi Jal Board will adopt the "Singapore model" for water treatment. The treated water from STPs will be taken to Palla and then released into the Yamuna. The water then will flow till Wazirabad, where it will be lifted at the Wazirabad water treatment plant (WTP) for a final level of treatment. He also gave datelines for the phase-wise roll-out of the water treatment process. He said the work of the Burari STP would be completed by June next year.
According to a Times of India report, this plan to use treated water will augment the city water supply by 15-20%.
Kejriwal had announced that 150 MGD (Million gallons per day) of treated water will be used to increase the 900 MGD capacity of Delhi. This will be by taking treated water from the Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) of Coronation Pillar in Burari, and Rithala, and flowing it back into Yamuna at Palla, north Delhi. This is where the river enters Delhi from Haryana.
He also said that the Delhi government has held talks with the Uttar Pradesh government to concretise the canal through which water comes to the national capital from the neighbouring state. This will also save substantial amount of water.
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