Delhi sewer network to cover all eligible homes by June 2022, says Jain

Jain held a board meeting with senior DJB officials on Thursday during which issues of water contamination, mixing of storm-water drains and sewage line and the projects related to improvement in wastewater collection in the city were reviewed.
Satyendar Jain said that DJB will use the latest technology like cutter machines pre-cast structures and HDPE (High-density polyethylene) pipelines to complete the project relatively faster. (HT Archive)
Satyendar Jain said that DJB will use the latest technology like cutter machines pre-cast structures and HDPE (High-density polyethylene) pipelines to complete the project relatively faster. (HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 12, 2021 03:44 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

State water minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the government plans to connect all households under “sewered areas” with the existing sewer network by June 2022. He also said the sewer lines that meet the city’s stormwater drains will be disconnected by March 31 next year.

Jain held a board meeting with senior Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials on Thursday, and discussed water contamination, mixing of storm-water drains and sewage line and projects related to improving wastewater collection.

He said all the households will get sewer connections and no household will be allowed to discharge wastewater into nearby drain or Yamuna.

“The Delhi government is committed to laying sewer lines in all colonies. All officials were given a month’s time to formulate the policies for the implementation of the water and sewer connections. Timelines for these projects have been fixed,” he added.

“This will divert all wastewater from the stormwater drain into the sewage treatment plants (STP). I have directed DJB officials to complete this project within six months so that wastewater can be diverted to STPs and only clean water flows into the river. A monthly assessment will be done to keep an account of the work that is being done in these projects,” Jain said.

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