Delhi identifies 600 locations for Sewage Treatment Plants
New Delhi:In an attempt to manage the sewage in disconnected areas -- mostly in unauthorised colonies, the Delhi government has identified 600 locations to install decentralised sewage treatment plants (STP).
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday held a meeting with Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials, where he was told about the 600 identified locations, mostly unauthorised colonies and villages of the national capital.
The decentralised STPs collect, treat, discharge or reuse the sewage water. They are most useful in the regions or clusters which are not connected with the central or main sewage line of the city.
"These 600 locations are the first phase of the huge number of decentralised STPs to be set-up all over Delhi, especially in the unauthorised colonies. The DJB has to identify locations all over Delhi in huge numbers for decentralised STPs," said a Delhi government statement.
The DJB officials said the treated water from decentralised STPs will be used for water body recharge, horticulture and other non-potable uses.
"The decentralised STPs would not only solve the crisis faced due to sewage but will also produce huge amount of recycled water," the government statement said.