Haridwar to have two new sewage treatment plants

13 May 2019

Haridwar is all set to have a new 14 Million Litres per Day (MLD) sewage treatment plant (STP) by August. Set up under the centre’s “Namami Gange” project, the STP is currently on trial operation. Another STP of 68 MLD capacity is under construction at Jagjitpur and it is expected to be completed by February 2020. The 14 MLD STP is the first of a hybrid annuity model in the country, Peyajal Nigam general manager KK Rastogi said.

Sewage treatment plants

The project costs Rs 41.4 crore, 40% of which the government is footing and the rest 60% a private contractor. The trial was originally scheduled for November 2019 but was started before the time as authorities are trying to finish the work early.

With the commercial operation of the 14 MLD STP expected to start in August, Sarai village will have two operating treatment plants. It already has an STP of 18 MLD capacity. In Jagjitpur, there are two STPs, one with a capacity of 27 MLD and the other 18 MLD. Currently, the city generates 126 MLD of sewage but has the capacity to treat only 63 MLD.

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