Policy for reuse of treated waste water

This policy announced by the Gujarat government will promote the use of treated wastewater and will see the setting up of sewage treatment plants (STP) in all major towns and cities of Gujarat.

The Gujarat government unveiled its 'Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy' which aims to reduce the state's dependence on freshwater sources like the Narmada river. The policy will promote the use of treated wastewater and will see the setting up of sewage treatment plants (STP) in all major towns and cities of Gujarat. An official release said that under this policy, the state government planned to construct 161 sewage treatment plants to treat wastewater and use it for non-drinking purposes. The treated water would be used in industrial units, thermal power plants, gardening and in the construction sector, it added. At present, around 2,600 million liters per day (MLD) of wastewater was being treated by 52 STPs in the state.

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