540 MLD recycled water available for Chennai industries

By P T Usha Published on Jul 24, 2018 12:56 PM IST

Chennai: Metrowater has informed that huge resources in the form of recycled sewage - 1,200 MLD throughout Tamilnadu including about 540 MLD from Chennai - is readily available for industrial uses.

A stakeholder's meeting on industrial use of recycled water was organised by CMWSSB at its head office here on Monday, a press release said.

CMWSSB Managing Director G Prakash chaired the meeting, which was attended by CII chairman, officials from SIPCOT, TANGEDCO, CPCL, MFL, SIMA, representatives of various industries located in Manali area and officials of CMWSSB.

They discussed on the reuse of waste water for industrial uses in terms of Tertiary Treatment Reverse Osmosis (TTRO) water, secondary treated sewage and raw sewage.

Apart from informing about the huge availability of recycled water, Prakash also briefed about the progress of the two TTRO projects of 45 MLD capacity each coming up at Koyambedu and Kodungaiyur which is expected to be operational by June 2019.

He further informed that industries can use not just TTRO water, but also secondary treated sewage and raw sewage according to their needs. He also explained that the quality of TTRO water is of very high standard in all physical, chemical and biological parameters.

CII-Tamilnadu State Council chairman M Ponnuswami welcomed the Metrowater initiative and informed that it will be taken up with the constituent industries in a large way.

The CMWSSB Managing Director also informed the proposed rate for supply of TTRO water to the industries at Rs 120 per KL, the rate fixed for supply of treated sewage and raw sewage to the industries at Rs.18.40 per KL and Rs 3 per KL respectively.

The TTRO water rates are fixed at Rs 120 per KL considering the high capital and maintenance cost involved and power cost, the release said.

Prakash said CMWSS Board is ready to supply the secondary treated sewage and also raw sewage at the prevailing rates and requested the industries to make use of it in the best possible way.