Instead of using fresh water, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) will utilise treated water from the sewage treatment plants (STPs) to water the parks developed by the authority in the city. This plan will be carried out in areas where STPs are operating.
"The authority, as a pilot project, has chosen Indirapuram to initiate this plan," said officials.
Indirapuram area encompasses many parks where fresh water is used to maintain the horticulture. "That's why this area has been chosen to test this project. After its success, the project would be implemented to other STP functional areas," said Kanchan Verma, vice-chairperson of the authority.
Verma told that the project would be implemented in areas equipped with STP- Raj Nagar Extension, Madhuban Bapudham and Govindpuram, after its successful trial in Indirapuram.
Meanwhile, the authority has given VN Singh, chief engineer of GDA to design this project. Discussing briefly on the blueprint of the project, Singh said that the treated water would be carried through underground pipelines to the parks in areas where STPs are operating. "However, detailed project report of this initiative is yet to be made," he added.
Besides, Verma informed that industries can also take treated water from the authority. "In this regard, we have written a letter to Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) informing them about our initiative," she added.
Verma also informed that developers of under-construction housing projects can also purchase the treated water from the authority.