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Treated water to keep golf course green

Millions of litres of recycled water that was dumped earlier into the drain due to the lack of redistribution network at industrial model township (IMT), Manesar, will now be used for irrigation purposes.

gurgaon Updated: Mar 16, 2012 01:47 IST
Deevakar Anand

Millions of litres of recycled water that was dumped earlier into the drain due to the lack of redistribution network at industrial model township (IMT), Manesar, will now be used for irrigation purposes.

The newly revived common effluent treatment plant (CETP) at Sector 6 recycles water up to 15 million litres per day (MLD).

The township promoter — Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) — has already begun using nearly 7-8 MLD of water for irrigating a golf course and green belts.

The nine-hole golf course — spread in 35 acres — at Sector 5 uses nearly one MLD of water. The rest 7 MLD is being used for irrigating green areas along the roads at Sectors 5 and 6 and the master roads near National Highway-8.

“We are laying pipes to ensure all the recycled water is consumed in irrigation purposes,” said Hamvir Singh, deputy general manager, HSIIDC, Gurgaon.

The eight sectors of the township have a total network of 110 km of roads and require nearly 20 MLD of water for irrigation. Besides, a heritage park and its fountain (spread in 4 acres) adjoining the Jaipur highway requires 2-3 MLD of water.

“Pipes are being fixed along the central verges of the road after which all 15 MLD of water recycled by the CETP will be used,” said an official.