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Gutter goes green: MCD plans using sewage to water parks

16 January 2011

The MCD has come up with a unique way to meet the growing water requirement to maintain its parks in south Delhi. After the civic agency started focusing on building a green capital, parks are getting special attention. But the depleting ground water level is not helping matters. So now, the MCD is planning to use sewer water to maintain parks. To achieve this, MCD is taking the help of National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), a government organization , in setting up a natural plant-based sewer water purifying unit in Chirag Dilli. Under this technology, also known as phytorid, sewer water is purified using special types of plants and stones.

NEERI, which is a part of the Council for Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR), has submitted the project report to MCD. The plant, MCD sources said, will be installed on Chirag Dilli nullah and the treated water will be used for maintenance of 22 acres of land, including Millenium Park which is spread over 11 acres in Chirag Dilli……

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Gutter-goes-green-MCD-plans-using-sewage-to-water-parks/articleshow/7299804.cms#ixzz1BIudJR54

Written by csirindia

January 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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