Reuse of treated wastewater in Bengaluru, India


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Reuse of treated wastewater in Bengaluru, India

Dear All,
Sharing this interesting piece  on Banglaore's KC valley project that treats 440 MLD wastewater which is directed to neighbouring drought prone districts for recharge of groundwater. An assessment by a leading research institute  highlights a tenfold increase in groundwater recharge rates, enhanced groundwater quality, and improved agricultural productivity.

However, a quick search brings to the fore the scepticism of farmers, the key stakeholder in the project. I however, couldn't find how it was overcome. 

Some other issues that I'd like to know more about include:
  • How did the various organisations and stakeholder come together?  I am reminded that the ongoing water crisis in Banagalore is partly because of scattered institutions (see on-going discussion ).
  • What quality control measures are put in place? 
Feel free to engage with these questions as well as share case studies of reuse of treated wastewater.

Paresh Chhajed-Picha
Researcher at Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, India
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