Can sewage treatment get attention?

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It is self-congratulatory time for the government, with advertisements proclaiming the success of the Swachh Bharat campaign. Government data shows that there has been progress in sanitation. According to the Economic Survey 2017-18, the percentage of rural population covered by sanitation grew from 9% in 1991 to 32% in 2011. The figure grew to 39%…

Mumbai get seven treatment plant

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ALONGSIDE MUMBAI’S growing demand for water, 2,700 million litres a day (mld) of the 3,700 mld water supplied by the municipality is allowed to run out untreated from sewers, polluting the river and the sea. To overcome this challenge, the city will soon see new sewage treatment plants, Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said on Thursday.…

Mumbai: Sewage treatment plant planned at Wadala

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Mumbai: To stop the direct flow of sewage into the sea, the Mumbai Port Trust has proposed construction of a Rs.9 crore sewage treatment plant (STP) on its land parcel in Wadala (E) near Tejas Nagar, MbPT Colony. After the construction of the plant, the Port proposes to sell this treated water to the oil…

80% of Mumbai’s ‘Treated’ Sewage Still Causes Pollution

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Around 25% of Mumbai’s domestic waste, which comes from slums, flows straight into nullahs and creeks, polluting the marine ecosystem. But that doesn’t mean that the remaining 75% waste, which enters the city’s 1,915km sewer network, is properly treated before being released into the sea. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board’s 2017 review found that six…

Mumbai civic body to begin work on five sewage treatment plants soon

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If all goes according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) plan, long-pending work on five Waste Water Treatment Facilities (WwTF) in Mumbai will begin by mid-2018. These WwTFs are part of the Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project Phase II (MSDP II) and will recycle sewage water, and make it usable for non-potable and industrial purposes. This is…