Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is all set to roll out its first greywater recycling project. All the civil work of the greywater recycling plant, located in Vasantrao Bagul Garden in Sahakarnagar, has been done and the sewage water treatment department of the PMC even carried tests to check whether the project is functioning well or not, before it officially started operations.
With the help of this project, with a capacity to treat one million litres of sewage water, at least five lakh litres of water per day can be recycled initially. The project cost has been pegged at Rs 1.57 crore. To treat one litre of water, the cost is less than five paise.
"Greywater released from over 12,00 households in Sanjay Nagar, Gawaliwada and Sandhya Society is collected at the garden through underground pipelines to carry bathroom and kitchen water," senior Congress corporator Aba Bagul, who is a promoter of the project, said. He also said that other residential colonies of the areas will also be connected with the plant.
According to PMC officials, once the project is made operational, it will reduce pressure on the civic body's sewage treatment plants.
The eco-friendly technique of a tiger-bio filter is used in the project and the recycled water can be used for toilet and construction. The parameters set by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board have been followed. At present, the target is to treat 365 MLD water per year.