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NKDA uses 78,000 litres of recycled water in New Town

Kolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has used 78,000 litres of recycled water in New Town as a part of the drive to conserve water.

It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that July 12 will be observed as Save Water Save Life Day, throughout the state. On July 12, she took part in a walk from Jorasanko Thakurbari to Gandhi statue on Mayo Road to make people aware of the need to conserve water.

NKDA has recycled 78,000 litres of waste water from its two Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in the past two months. This water has been used to water roadside trees in the central road median and other parts of New Town.

It may be mentioned that NKDA has planted trees all over New Town, which are watered daily with the help of water tankers.

NKDA has proposed to introduce rain water harvesting in big housing complexes in New Town. To create awareness among people, several drives have been taken up. Even in Café Ekante, half glass water is served first and subsequently, water is served on demand.

It may be mentioned that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has proposed to stop washing cars using

drinking water. Mayor Firhad Hakim has proposed to set up a washing bay, where vehicles will be washed using unfiltered water.

There was provision for unfiltered water in Kolkata earlier, which was used for flushing and cleaning. Every household had separate tanks where unfiltered water was stored. But over the years, the unfiltered water lifting station at Mallickghat became inoperative, leading to the collapse of the system.

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