BMC News: Mumbai Mahapalika will implement an initiative to treat sewage in Mumbai and make it drinkable. 12 MLD sewage will be treated on pilot basis in Colaba. For this, Municipal Corporation (BMC) has advertised the tender. This is the first experiment of Mumbai Municipal Corporation and an expenditure of 250 crores is expected for this.
Meanwhile, the focus is on making this experiment a success in the next two years. 3850 million liters of water is supplied daily from seven dams to quench the thirst of Mumbaikars. The population of Mumbai has reached one and a half crore. Due to increasing population, the demand for drinking water is increasing. Therefore, new experiments are being carried out by the Water Department of Mumbai Municipal Corporation to treat waste water and make it available for work other than drinking.
Increasing demand for drinking water
However, considering the increasing demand for drinking water, tenders have been invited to treat the waste water and make it potable. This is the first experiment of Mumbai Municipal Corporation to treat sewage and make it potable.
Purushottam Malavade, chief engineer of the municipality’s water department, said that drinking water will be supplied to Colaba, Navy Nagar area after the experiment is successful.
Mumbai needs 4 thousand million liters of drinking water every day
Meanwhile, due to the increasing population, Mumbai will need 4 thousand million liters of drinking water every day. Therefore, new sources of drinking water are being searched for and further decisions will be taken after the success of the experiment at Colaba.
15 years maintenance responsibility of the company
12 MLD sewage will be treated on pilot basis. The company that takes up the project will be responsible for maintenance for 15 years. Tenders have been invited to treat the waste water and make it potable. After awarding the work to the eligible company, the concerned company will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of the treatment plant for the next 15 years.
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