Navi Mumbai civic body to tap recycled water for construction sites
Publish on : 2022-02-02 11:15:06
The civic body is also set to supply 40 MLD of tertiary water to industries in the MIDC corridor along the Thane-Belapur belt from its Koparkhairane and Airoli tertiary plants.
The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) is looking to supply recycled water at construction sites and to residential colonies for non-potable purposes like gardening and washing vehicles.
The civic body is also set to supply 40 MLD of tertiary water to industries in the MIDC corridor along the Thane-Belapur belt from its Koparkhairane and Airoli tertiary plants. Around 380MLD of sewage is generated in Navi Mumbai and discharged into the creek after being recycled in the seven treatment plants.
“Once tertiary water is supplied to industries in the MIDC area, we will try to explore the possibility of providing treated water for construction purposes and other uses through laying of separate pipelines or tankers,” Navi Mumbai municipal commissioner Abhijit Bangar told Mumbai Mirror. “Our engineering department has been told to complete the feasibility study of supplying treated water to housing societies and the construction industry from the sewage treatment plants. We have received suggestions from residents that recycled water should be utilized for non-potable purposes to save drinking water,” he added.
Citing the example of NRI Seawoods, which receives treated water, Bangar said this process could be extended to other areas too. The NMMC has completed work at the Koparkhairane plant which is ready to provide tertiary water to units along the Trans- Thane Creek corridor. “The Airoli plant will take a couple of months to be completed,” said Bangar, who has asked his ward officials to see how recycled water can be used best.
As the city is expected to witness massive construction in view of the redevelopment projects and infrastructure works in the pipeline, recycled water could ideally be used. “The treated water can be put to good, non-potable use through one-time investment,” said NatConnect Director B N Kumar, who appreciated the NMMC for its pro-environment action.
Lauding the NMMC’s proposal, developer Manohar Shroff said “It’s a welcome move. It can help save a huge amount of precious potable water.”