Delhi Minister (Water) and DJB Chairman Satyendar Jain along with senior officials inspect Rohini (15 MGD), Rithala (60 MGD), Coronation Pillar (30 MGD) and waste water treatment plants at Timarpur oxidation pond and Bhalaswa lake site did.
Inspection took place last evening.
Shri Jain said that due to the burden of population in our city, more and more water will be required. However, it is necessary to use water wisely, but according to the official release, it is also necessary to take steps to reduce the load on the available resource and create ways for its replacement in activities.
“Our government is committed to clearing the Yamuna and lowering the ground water level of Delhi. Along the same lines, DJB has used the treated water for activities other than drinking for gardening purposes or to various other agencies / organizations. Those who can use this water. Wash buses, trains etc.
In recent times, this treated water is not being used to its potential. Mr. Jain said that there are 20 wastewater treatment plants and about 500 MGD wastewater is currently being treated, out of which 90-95 MGD wastewater is being used.
“As DJB aims to use large volumes of treated effluent for non-potable purposes, they directed the authorities to use 100 MGD of treated water coming from these STPs now. Rithala, Rohini in Green Belt And the use of treated waste of coronation pillars. 500 acres of forest area available in and around the said STP should be phased out.
During the visit, he emphasized on the following points – Use of treated water in the forests and green areas of the concerned STP, 100% capacity uplift of the existing STP, all faulty E&M equipment and biogas plant to ensure excess water drainage from drains . Decided on an immediate basis.
80 acres of vacant land at Rohini STP, 60 acres of forest at Rithala STP, 250 acres of forest near Coronation Pillar STP should be used to improve groundwater table through application of treated waste. To ensure 100 percent utilization of available infrastructure, untreated wastewater near STP should be exploited and treated at STP.
No untreated municipal sewage should reach the stormwater drain.
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