Delhi

Use treated effluent: DJB

Large government departments and service providers, including the Metro and power discoms, have been asked to use treated effluent by the Delhi Jal Board.

In its attempt to bridge the demand and supply gap, the water utility will be conducting a workshop on the use of treated effluents for government departments on Wednesday. Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar has also recently written letters to different government departments, encouraging them to use treated effluent for non-potable purposes.

According to the DJB, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the Delhi Transport Corporation and the Railways use a lot of water for washing. The Delhi Development Authority and the municipal corporations have their own borewells to meet their demand for horticulture.

“The water demand by these government agencies puts immense pressure on the existing limited water resources, which can be reduced by the potential use of treated effluent,” a DJB statement said on Saturday.

The treated water supplied to the city is around 840 million gallons per day (MGD), whereas demand is 1,080 MGD.


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