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MCG bans dumping of sewage in open

india Updated: Jul 08, 2011 22:52 IST
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Now, people won’t have to bear the smell of waste water dumped on vacant plots as the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has banned the activity with immediate effect.

The sewage water pumped out of the condominiums that have no connectivity with master sewerage system would be treated at Huda’s sewerage treatment plant (STP) before being thrown at designated locations. According to MCG officials, about 700 tractor tankers are operating for this purpose.

A number of townships which do not have connectivity to the city’s master sewerage dump thousands of litres of waste water on vacant plots, causing stink and unhygienic living conditions for the residents.

“Many of the high-rise buildings are not connected with the master sewerage due to pending court cases or other reasons. We have banned the activity,” an MCG official said.

The official said from now on tractor tankers would transport the waste water to the STP and then throw the treated water at designated places. Treated water could also be used for more meaningful purposes.

About 60% of residential area in New Gurgaon is still to be connected to the master sewerage lines.