Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 1A Page No.: 245-256 July-September 2012

 

RECYCLE AND REUSE OF TREATED SEWAGE WITHIN POLLUTERíS BOUNDARY FOR SUSTAINABLE WASTeWATER MANAGEMENT : A CASE STUDY, PUNE, INDIA

 

Shastri S. S.* and Raval P. M.

College of Engineering, Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : April 05,2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Waste water management in India is gaining more importance due to pressure from the common man and mainly from the stakeholders who suffer due to uncontrolled and haphazard discharge of waste into the natural water bodies. The statistics show that in India, hardly 25-30% waste water is getting treated to the satisfactory level. Although the central and state governments are pumping huge money in the sanitation sector, unless some policy changes such as, making it mandatory for all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to utilize their treated waste within their boundaries, there will not be any significant change in the wastewater management scenario in India, especially in the urban sector. Even in big cities like Pune, sewage collection and treatment is not upto the mark. Although Pune Municipal Corporation has developed a master plan for collecting and treating 100% of the sewage likely to be generated by 2015, practically it seems to be impossible, taking into consideration the present haphazard and unplanned growth of the city. Also, no thought is given at the PMC level for developing appropriate decision making system for selection of technologies or treatment options for Sustainable Waste Management. A research study was carried out for Pune wherein, the Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) approach was applied for arriving at the Sustainable Waster Water Management Option for Pune City. It was found that recycle and reuse within the polluterís boundary was the most preferred option for Pune city. This paper highlights one such detailed study for one of the sewage treatment plants in Pune city.

 

Keywords : Sustainable Waste Water Management, Recycle and reuse of treated wastewater, Urban Local Bodies (ULBS)

 

 

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