Chandigarh: A third-stage treated water supply project is set to be upgraded

With water conservation in mind, Chandigarh Municipality Corporation has begun the process of renovating the city’s (recycled) water supply system.

The project aims to increase supply from 6 MGD (million gallons per day) to 20 MGD, which is a current demand in the city.

“Currently, more than 14 MGD of potable water for horticulture and other similar purposes can be saved through improved TT water system. Increasing the use of this recycled water will save groundwater and canal water and save energy, ”said NP Sharma, chief engineer and general manager of Chandiger Smart City Limited MC.

TT water is a sewage treatment plant for irrigation of lawns, parks, and irrigation canals. Includes chemical treatment and sludge processing to improve the quality of sewage.

Under the Water Regulation 2015, the MTC 1 mandatory water connection for all homes with canal and above.

However, When the civic body began laying pipelines to recycle water in 1990, initially in Sections 1-12 and 16. About 80% of the city is now covered by pipelines, but only 2,000 of the 7,000 eligible households are receiving TT water. Residents complained for a long time about the indirect supply and the bad smell in the water.

The largest expansion in the surrounding areas

According to initial plans by the MH Engineering Division, the proposed redevelopment project will cost around 80 kroner.

Calculates the modernization of the entire TT water supply system. “The existing network needs to be upgraded. It will also cover government institutions, especially schools, and some of the remaining southern sectors, ”he said.

The largest expansion is taking place in coastal areas. “Providing TT water for agriculture and related activities is one of the main objectives of the project. All villages will have access. Groundwater dependence is greatly reduced, ”he said.

Five STPs – Diggian, Dhanas, 3BRD, Raipur Kalan and Raipur Khurd – are being upgraded at a cost to improve the quantity and quality of TT water. 530 million. Expected to be upgraded in 2022, STPs provide 54 MGD TT water. Because STPs have the latest technology, pollution levels will also go down, ”the official said.

Meanwhile, a tender monitoring and information center has been set up to improve water quality, which will be fully operational this weekend. “Existing pipelines are equipped with sensors that directly control the water pressure and quality of food,” NP Sharma said.


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