In an effort to ensure that recycled water is used on a large scale, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) plans to supply treated water from Dhanwapur sewage treatment plant (STP) to sectors in Old Gurgaon. The water can be used in public parks and green belts.
A private consultant has been hired to prepare a detailed report for the project, which entails setting up a dedicated pipeline for supply of recycled water.
In New Gurgaon, the authority is planning to lay a dedicated pipeline for recycled water. Around 170 MLD recycled at the STP in Dhanwapur is released into an eight-kilometre long unlined drain that takes the treated water to Najafgarh drain. Some of this water is also used by farmers for irrigation but most of it is wasted as it flows to the Yamuna.
Huda subdivisional engineer (SDE) RS Kataria said that 100 MLD water is treated at Dhanwapur plant and it is also bought by builders for construction activities. However, a large amount of water is released to Najafgarh drain.
SDE of Behrampur plant Praveen Kumar said they treat 100 MLD water which comes from the area between Golf Course Road and NH-8 up to Rajiv Chowk. “We treat this water round the clock and it can be used for many activities,” Kumar said.
A senior Huda official said water from Dhanwapur will be initially supplied to sectors 4,9,9A, 3, 5, 6, 21, 22, and 23 where it can be used in parks and green belts.
The MCG, which is fairly comfortable because of lesser area under its jurisdiction, is upgrading the plant at Dhanwapur. The MCG had laid around 460 km of sewage lines in its area over the years.
MCG Commissioner TL Satyprakash said the corporation is augmenting the treatment capacity by 50 MLD at the Dhanwapur plant. “Our prime focus is to treat sewage and ensure maximum use of recycled water,” he said.