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Jamshedpur Will Soon Be India’s First “Zero Sewerage Discharge City”. Here’s What It Means.

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Jamshedpur is well on track to becoming the first city in the country to be a “zero sewerage discharge city.”

In order to achieve this, the city will use a Zero Liquid Discharge System, which prevents sewerage water from entering the city’s waterways.

The system recycles the sewerage water by removing dissolved solids and other waste to return distilled water.


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The initiative to recycle and reuse 100% waste water has already begun, Deputy General Manager (Water Management) Rabindra Kumar Singh of Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Steel, was reported as saying by


He also added that JUSCO had been making efforts to minimize water leakage and reuse the sewerage water after being recycled at its two treatment plants at Bistupur and Bara.

The waste water treatment plant currently operational has a capacity of 10 million litres per day. The Bara treatment plant can treat up to 30 million litres of sewerage water every day.

In the next one year, it is possible that JUSCO could reuse the 40 million litres recycled water per day for industrial and gardening purposes in the city.

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