Nagaland PHE successfully implementing new tech for potable water
Kohima: The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Nagaland is successfully implementing a new technology to provide drinking water facilities in rural areas using solar energy developed by a Mumbai-based company.
The solar-powered Water Treatment Unit using advanced membrane filtration system is currently being implemented in three most water scarce villages of Kohima district - Meriema, Tsiesema and Kijumetouma under the National Rural Drinking Water Program, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India.
Implemented by a Mumbai-based company, is capable of filtering 1200 litres per hour and can pump water to a height of 200 metres (approx 650 feet) in a fully automated way.
The system, with ultra filtration, churns out treated water that is of high quality standard for drinking purpose being free from all objectionable physical, chemical and biological contamination.
PHE Chief Engineer Kevisekho Kruse today said that once the pilot projects are completed successfully, the same would be implemented in large scale in all other districts facing acute water shortage problems with no available gravity water supply source.
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