In order to tackle the increasing demand of water in the rapidly expanding Millennium City, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has plans to supply recycled water in the upcoming sectors of Gurgaon.
The new sectors 58 to 115, which are being developed under the Gurgaon Manesar Urban Complex plan 2025 (GMUC), are expected to add more than 20 lakh population to the city. At present, Gurgaon's only source of water supply is western Yamuna canal at Kakroi (Sonipat). A similar plan to cater to the needs of the resources in the existing sectors is also under consideration.
According to Huda, by implementing the water recycling plan in new sectors, it can meet 30% of the total demand of 68.3 MGD (million gallons per day) for the flushing and irrigation purposes. The plan is pending for approval before a committee of Huda, which will discuss it on Wednesday.
As per the proposed plan, the water distribution system will have two separate pipelines -one for potable water and the other for recycled water - for every home, office and business establishment. The estimated cost of the plan is Rs 160.42 crore.
"The present estimate is only for supplying recycled water to residential sectors. Pumping machinery and storage facilities will be covered in a separate budget to be processed soon," said a Huda official.