Greater Mumbai’s wastewater expansion to include reuse plans
Consultancy Black & Veatch will help the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) expand wastewater treatment facilities in the city...
MUMBAI, India – Consultancy Black & Veatch will help the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to expand wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) in the city.
Black & Veatch will undertake a feasibility study, and prepare a detailed project report and tender document, for the proposed 847,000 m3/day Malad Zone WWTF. The project, once commissioned, will be India’s largest.
As part of the contract, the company will design a modern WWTF to mitigate coastal pollution.
Further environmental benefits will be achieved through water reuse; wastewaterwill be treated for non-potable applications, reducing the stress on Mumbai’s water resources.
As part of the project, Black & Veatch will assess the possibility of using space at five satellite pumping stations - at Gorai, Vallabh Nagar, Charkop, Shimpoli, Goregaon and Malad IPS - for WWTFs, as an alternative to creating a single, large WWTF at Malad. This approach would simplify distribution from the water reuse facilities, according to the firm.
One of the reasons for the project is compliance to new discharge standards revised by the Central Pollution Control Board.
Black & Veatch has worked with MCGM for more than two decades.
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