New Delhi: Sh. Satyendar Jain, Hon'ble Minister (Water) and Chairman of DJB alongwithsenior officials has visited and inspected Waste water Treatment Plants at Rohini (15 MGD), Rithala (60 MGD), Coronation Pillar (30 MGD) alongwith Timarpur Oxidation Pond and Bhalaswa Lake site. The inspection took place yesterday evening.
Sh. Satyendar Jain said, "Due to burgeoning of population in our city more and more water will be required. While it is essential to use water wisely, it is also necessary to take steps to reduce the load on the available resource and create ways for its substitution in activities where possible. Our government is committed to Clean Yamuna and improve depleting ground water levels of Delhi. On the same lines DJB started using the treated water for activities other than drinking like horticulture purposes or giving it to various other agencies/organizations who can use this water to wash buses, trains, etc."
He further said, "In the recent past the utilisation of this treated water is not being done to the fullest of its capacity. There are 20 Waste water Treatment Plants and currently around 500 MGD wastewater is being treated out of which 90-95 MGD waste water is being used. As DJB aims to utilize major quantum of the treated effluent for non-potable purposes, he instructed the officials to now use 100 MGD treated water coming from these STPs. The usage of treated effluent of Rithala, Rohini & Coronation Pillar in Green Belts and Forest areas of around 500 acres available in and around the said STPs should be done in phased manner."
During the visit he emphasized on the following lines
1) Usage of treated water in Forests & Green areas of respective STPs
2) Lifting of extra water from drains to ensure 100% capacity utlization of the existing STPs
3) All defunct E&M Equipments and Biogas plants to be fixed on immediate basis
4) 80 acres of vacant land at Rohini STP, 60 acres of Forest at Rithala STP, 250 acres of Forest near Coronation Pillar STP should be utilized for improving groundwater table through the application of treated effluent
5) Untreated waste water near STPs should be tapped and treated in STPs to ensure 100% utilisation of the available infrastructure
6) No untreated municipal sewage to reach storm water drain.