Delhi govt to make 100% recycling of water mandatory in all its schools -Vatsala Shrangi

-Hindustan Times

Through the initiative, the government aims to save water by recycling and reusing it by using waste water for activities for which fresh water is used in school compounds.


After rain water harvesting, the Delhi government has proposed to make zero liquid discharge (ZLD) system mandatory in all schools runs by it.

Through the initiative, the government aims to save water by recycling and reusing it by using waste water for activities for which fresh water is used in school compounds.

Even as government-run schools in the city are yet to implement rain water harvesting, the proposal for the ZLD system has been approved and is likely to be notified later this month.

“The proposal to make ZLD mandatory will be notified within a month. We plan to start with government schools as they have more area to utilise the waste water in their large compounds such as watering lawns. The idea is to put even the last drop of water to use by recycling waste water from kitchens and toilets, among others,” said Dinesh Mohaniya, vice-chairman, Delhi Jal Board.

The government plans to extend the model to public-private schools if it takes off well in government-run schools, he said. “Schools will be given 90 days’ time to install the system. This is to ensure that only waste and recycled water is used in the compound and usage of fresh water be limited to basic requirements,” Mohaniya said.

The ZLD system pertains to installation of facilities (equipment) for recycling waste water which could be used for purposes other than human consumption. In 2016 the Centre had proposed introducing the ZLD system for industries generating hazardous liquid discharge.

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Hindustan Times, 8 July, 2019, https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/delhi-government-makes-100-recycling-of-water-mandatory-in-all-its-schools/story-oQ6qM4STkhHxi8gB0zM8BI.html?utm_campaign=The+U

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