Nagpur has a population of around 27 lakh people and uses 700 million litres of freshwater each day. Around 550 MLD of this water is transformed into sewage, highlighting that a large amount of water is wasted. Currently, Nagpur produces around 500 to 525 million litres of wastewater per day, of which 340 million litres are treated.
To address the water demands in the city, Nagpur Municipal Corporation has installed decentralized STPs in the city parks. The treated water from decentralized STP is reused for the maintenance of greenery in the gardens. Also, it is benefiting NMC to earn revenue by selling it for various construction activities in the city and around.
The installation of decentralized STPs has reduced river pollution and helped NMC to conserve 190 million litres of freshwater each day with the water resource recovery of 4 crore litres annually.
The decentralized STPs are not only helping in maintaining the groundwater levels but are also reducing pollution to a great extent in Nagpur.
On the other hand, thermal power plants in the vicinity of the city are using treated water for cooling purposes. Thus, becoming a reliable and economical source of water sourcing for power plants.
Nagpur Municipal Corporation decentralized water treatment infrastructure has served as a perfect model for other cities to follow and install decentralized STPs to treat wastewater that can be used throughout the city for gardening, horticulture, domestic activities, construction work, etc.
Nagpur Municipal Corporation has effectively solved the issue of water in Nagpur city with an efficient partner Daiki Axis.