SDMC to use wastewater from hotel to irrigate parks
Facing shortage of water sources to keep its parks green, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will treat 30 lakh litre of wastewater from a 5-star hotel and use it to irrigate all parks in the area.
A project to treat wastewater from Continental Hotel (a 5-start hotel) in Vasant Vihar is ready and will be started soon. After treatment, water will be used for horticultural purposes at parks in Munirka and other localities in the area, said Radhe Shyam Sharma, Chairman of SDMC’s Standing Committee.
“After talks with the hotel management, a project was prepared to treat 1 lakh litre of water every day, totalling 3 million <g data-gr-id="15">litre</g> per month, which will be used to irrigate parks,” he said. The municipal corporation has constructed special <g data-gr-id="11">tanks</g> for treating wastewater through sedimentation and other treatment processes and laid pipelines for supplying it to the parks.
“An expenditure of Rs 20 lakh was incurred on the project in view of the problems faced in irrigating vegetation in parks due to ban on tube-well boring,” Sharma said, adding that the municipal corporation is exploring possibilities of other such sources to meet the irrigation requirement of parks.
Last year, the SDMC had set up a treatment plant over a drain in Vasant Vihar at a cost of Rs 10 lakh.