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DLF City residents’ small step is a giant green stride

Amid a rapidly depleting water table, residents have found a way to keep the city clean and green. Instead of using potable water to irrigate green belts, the DLF City Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA) is all set to use treated sewage water for the purpose. Divya Sethi reports.

gurgaon Updated: Feb 20, 2012 13:58 IST
Divya Sethi

Amid a rapidly depleting water table, residents have found a way to keep the city clean and green. Instead of using potable water to irrigate green belts, the DLF City Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA) is all set to use treated sewage water for the purpose.


The civic administration used to irrigate parks with the water supplied by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) so far. But now, the RWA has hired a tanker to collect water from the sewerage treatment plant in DLF City Phase 5 to irrigate green belts in all five phases. In total, DLF City has about 70 parks. The whole initiative would cost about Rs 50,000 a month for the RWA.

The green idea comes as another people-friendly effort by the RWA after they introduced an independent bus shuttle service for residents.

“We are concerned about the depleting water table. We cannot change the entire system but this small step can help us a lot,” said Sudhir Kapoor, secretary general, DLF City RWA.

A tanker with a capacity of 5,000 litres would make two rounds every day. The 10,000 litres of treated water will be sufficient for nearly 1 acre. City-based NGO Uthaan was the only organisation till now that was watering 15,000 saplings with treated water on Sohna Road.