Opflow India

Sustainable Water Treatment Plants Offer Hope for India’s Residents

Raw water is pumped from a canal, located 15 km away, running from the Gangapur Dam. A new 12-mld water treatment plant was constructed, as the old plant had become defunct. The new plant consists of a cascade aerator, Parshall, flume, flash mixer, clariflocculator, three rapid sand filter beds, chemical house, pure water sump and pump house, chlorine room, and tonner platform. ...Read More

Ash Bund Seepage Water Makes Water Treatment Plant Redundant

To improve the area’s drinking water, a small drinking water supply scheme was commissioned about three years ago in a nearby village a couple of kilometers from the south side of the thermal plant. A carbon steel plant is now in place and using about half a million L/day from the Darna. The intake well is 3–4 km away on the village’s south side. ...Read More

Town Faces Double Trouble Because of Failed Drainage

The council officers had accepted this reality. The district’s public health laboratory routinely tested the plant’s water, confirming it as “potable.” ...Read More

Town’s Guardian Angel of Public Health

He quickly went downstairs and opened one of the drain valves to release excess incoming raw water to reduce the overload. Smiling, he told me the problem will soon be over, as it was nearly the end of September. Then there won’t be a problem for another seven to eight months. ...Read More

Let Me Introduce You to a Water ATM

I wondered how the marketing companies had made “RO” a “brand” and not a “process.” So complete is their advertising and selling strategies that villagers have started thinking that “RO ATM” is the safest drinking water available. ...Read More

No Operator, No Water

The plant used some of the simplest, most foolproof technologies available for a manually operated, compact system. Unfortunately, the operator was nowhere to be seen. ...Read More

Namami Ganga Projects Launched in Large-Scale Cleanup Initiative

In a major development on July 7, 2016, the minister of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti, announced the launch of 231 projects worth `1,500 crore at multiple locations in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Haryana, and Delhi states ...Read More

Report Delves Into Indian State and Local Reforms Needed for Smart City Development

"While cities in India plan to embed technology in the delivery of urban infrastructure and services, they should also plan to bridge the demand-supply gap in the provision of core urban services such as water, waste management, and sanitation," said the forum’s Alice Charles ...Read More