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Plans to supply recycled water

Millions of gallons of water that go to the drains in the city can be re-used if the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), Gurgaon goes ahead with its plan to supply the resources after recycling.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2011 01:05 IST
Deevakar Anand

Millions of gallons of water that go to the drains in the city can be re-used if the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), Gurgaon goes ahead with its plan to supply the resources after recycling.

The proposed plan worth Rs24.66 crore is pending for approval by a committee of Huda, which will discuss it in a meeting on Friday.

According to an estimate, a total of 5.02 MGD (million gallons per day) of irrigation demand of all 57 sectors of the city, including private townships such as DLF City, Sushant Lok, South City and Palam Vihar, can be addressed by recycled water at Behrampur and Dhanwapur Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs).

The estimate is only for supplying to residential sectors. Storage facilities will be covered through other estimates.

The idea is to save potable water and discourage people from using fresh water for washing their vehicles, watering their plants and other such purposes. The recycled water will be used for irrigation in public parks and greeneries along the roads. The funds for the execution of the plan will be met by the external development charges collected from developers.