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Hybrid water treatment plants to come up across Delhi

Hybrid water treatment plants to come up across Delhi
Even before the formal swearing-in, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP has started working out on its poll promises, which included providing clean drinking water to the people. Soon seven-stage hybrid

water treatment plants will be set up across the city for insuring premium water supply to the people. They will gradually replace 10 lakh RO (reverse osmosis) water purifiers across the national Capital.
The government will soon launch an ambitious pilot project after officially taking over.

The seven-stage water purification system will be first set up in areas where water contamination has reached an alarming proportion. Water experts associated with the party said that they have shortlisted 10 Assembly constituencies where potable water has high fluoride and nitrate contaminations.

The AAP in its manifesto for the Delhi elections had promised to “guarantee a safe and accessible water supply with quality standards as per BIS: 10500 certification”.

Sanjay Sharma, a water consultant associated with AAP, told Millennium Post on Thursday that the small hybrid water treatment plants will be one-time investment for ensuring “premium quality water supply” to the population of Delhi.

“Such treatment plants have very low maintenance cost, and it will also reduce wastage of water,” Sharma said, adding that by getting rid of water guzzling RO purifiers, the city can save up to 25 MGD (million gallon daily) water.

The technology will also combine the advantages of conventional energy sources with those of freely available solar energy. “One hybrid plant can cater up to 200-500 households and the installation can cost anything between Rs 50 lakh to 1 crore. The US city of California relies on its network of sophisticated water treatment plants to supply World Health Organisation (WHO)-standard drinking water,” Sharma said.

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