MCD plans to use treated sewage water for parks

The MCD has unveiled a new plan to use treated sewage water for greening parks in the city, a scheme that will help cut down on Yamuna river pollution and meet water requirement in an eco-friendly way.

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 20:55 PM IST

New Delhi: The MCD has unveiled a new plan
to use treated sewage water for greening parks in the city, a
scheme that will help cut down on Yamuna river pollution and
meet water requirement in an eco-friendly way.

The proposal was mentioned by Leader of MCD House Subhash
Arya while finalising the 2011-12 budget of the civic agency.

Under the plan, the civic body will set up treatment
plants at all the 12 municipal zones on a pilot basis. "If the
experiment is successful, we will replicate it in every ward,"
Arya said.

He said the scheme will help meet water requirements for
greening parks in an eco-friendly way, besides cutting down
the flow of dirty sewage water to the Yamuna which will in
effect reduce pollution in the river.

Earlier, the MCD had said it is taking the help of
National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) in
setting up a natural plant-based sewer water purifying unit in
Chirag Dilli. Under this technology, sewer water is purified
using special types of plants and stones.

A small unit produces two litres of purified water. Such
plants do not require any machinery and the maintenance cost
is very less.

PTI