Delhi govt planning to provide recycled water to clusters

Taking a cue from Singapore, Delhi Government is planning an ambitious project to provide recycled water to clusters of 100-200 houses, the supply for which is expected to cost less than development charge for sewage system.

New Delhi: Taking a cue from Singapore, Delhi Government is planning an ambitious project to provide recycled water to clusters of 100-200 houses, the supply for which is expected to cost less than development charge for sewage system.

Interacting with media at Padma awards function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the pilot project will be implemented within a month and the cost of the project is being worked out.

"Delhi Jal Board chief had gone to Singapore to study the system. Singapore also lives on recycled water as there is no natural source of fresh water. If this project is successful we will start it in 15-20 more locations," he said.

Kejriwal said fine points of the project will be discussed which will include the funding of it.

He said the project will recycle the water in such a way that water from toilet goes back to toilet while the kitchen water is sent back to kitchen after being recycled which will ensure a mineral water-like quality.

The Chief Minister said the plants will be set in the clusters of 100-200 houses and will have lesser cost than the development charges incurred on sewage system by residents.

He also said the effort is to make the national capital self-sustainable in water supply.

Kejriwal said government will also initiate a major anti-corruption mechanism in the national capital to fulfill its electoral promise. 

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