Noida recognized as “Water Warrior” City for Wastewater Treatment

Noida has recently earned acclaim as a frontrunner in water conservation, acknowledged by the Ministry of Jal Shakti at the prestigious World Water Award 2023-24. The city, nestled in the National Capital Region, is being commended for its exemplary achievements in sewage treatment and water reuse, marking a significant milestone in water management efforts. The Union Water Ministry’s Department of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation have bestowed upon Noida the prestigious title of a “Water Warrior” city, recognizing its commitment to wastewater treatment and its multifaceted reuse, notably in irrigation.

During a ceremony held in Delhi, Noida was recognized in two key categories at the World Water Award 2023-24. The city secured the title for the best sewage treatment plant (STP) and garnered praise for its innovative water reuse project. Accepting these accolades on behalf of Noida were Satish Pal, the additional chief executive officer of the Noida Authority, and RP Singh, the deputy general manager of the authority’s water department.

Noida currently boasts eight cutting-edge sewage treatment plants with a daily capacity of 411 million liters, actively involved in treating sewage with an impressive output of 260 MLD. The city efficiently repurposes 70-75 MLD of treated water for diverse applications, spanning from irrigating green belt parks and golf courses to supporting construction activities and firefighting efforts.

Looking forward to the fiscal year 2024-25, the Noida Authority has set ambitious targets to enhance the utilization of treated water, aiming to achieve 125 MLD. The city is poised to maximize the potential of its sewage treatment infrastructure. To uphold the quality of treated water to the highest standards, the authority is implementing upgrades, including the integration of tertiary treatment plants and establishing online connectivity with the Central Pollution Control Board server.

Acknowledging the significance of preserving waterways, the Noida Authority has formulated comprehensive strategies for drainage management. Plans are underway to construct STPs along major drains, coupled with an equal number undergoing in-situ cleaning methods. These proactive initiatives are designed to preserve water purity before it reaches the Yamuna River, aligning with the broader objectives of river conservation and environmental sustainability.

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