Taking reducing water level in Earth seriously, Government of Gujarat released a policy for reuse treated waste water. The policy by the name ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ was released by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at a function in Gandhinagar. He was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel. The aim is to reduce state’s dependence from fresh water sources such as Narmada River.
How Reuse treated waste water Policy will be Set Up:
As per the policy, sewage treatment plants (STP) will be set up in different cities and towns across Gujarat. The aim is to promote use of treated waste water. The 161 sewage treatment plants will be set up by the government where water will be treated to make it usable for non drinking purposes.
According to policy, It will be made compulsory for thermal power plants located within a radius of 50 kilometres of an STP to use treated water.
As per data right now, there is total 2,600 million litres per day (MLD) waste water is treated in the state. It is done through 52 STPs in the state. Now the government wants to double its capacity of water treatment up to 5,000 MLD in the next two years.
Where the water will be used:
The treated water can be used in non drinking purposed such as in industrial units, thermal power plants, gardening and in the construction sector.
This is a nice step taken by Rupani, as he stresses on to conserve other ground and fresh water sources.