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Steps to be taken to promote use of recycled water

The Hindu, 14 January, 2014


In order to balance the demand and supply levels of potable water in the city, the Delhi Jal Board has once again started taking measures for implementation of the policy of “recycled water use” in Delhi.


Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar on Saturday convened a meeting to review the implementation of the policy. Officials said one of the important steps in effective implementation of the policy would be to address the institutional and legal issues pertaining to the use of recycled water.


“In the meeting it was decided that a “Re-use Guidance Document” be prepared which would form the blue-print of the way forward. With a view to engage the public in these efforts, it was decided to promote Recycle and Re-use Educational and Public Awareness Programs for non-potable and indirect potable applications. It was also decided that there is a need to develop funding alternatives for Re-use Projects, as well as a requirement to provide incentives to industries and agencies using reclaimed water,” an official said.


Apart from finalizing a blueprint, the experts also felt that there was a need to encourage setting-up of decentralized Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) to reduce the cost of conveyance of sewage up to the STP.


“As a part of the action plan, a 23 MLD plant at Kapashera has been commissioned with the improved treatment standard so as to enable utilization of treated water in the hospitality sector around the international airport and for horticulture purposes. Another important step is construction of a 10 MLD tertiary treatment plant at the Okhla STP from where the treated effluent shall be available for washing of buses and construction purposes,” said an official.NEW DELHI: