‘Delhi to emulate Singapore in water treatment’

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New Delhi, July 10: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) will follow the Singaporean model for water treatment and was taking a slew of steps to improve water availability by 15-20 per cent in two years.

“Some city areas are facing water crisis. We are working to improve the situation. The DJB is rolling out several projects to increase water availability by 15-20 per cent in two years and 50 per cent in five years. Hopefully, thereafter there will be no water shortage,” Kejriwal said after inspecting the Coronation Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Burari here.

Kejriwal, who is Chairman of the DJB, said the Singapore model for water treatment would be implemented in Delhi. “Water will be treated at Burari and sent to Palla and released into the Yamuna canal. The water will then travel up to Wazirabad and get naturally purified in the process. (IANS)