DELHI JAL BOARD
Strategic options for sanitation and wastewater treatment in rural Delhi (2006)
There are over 200 rural settlements/villages on the outskirts of Delhi and their sanitation and wastewater management infrastructure is under extremely challenging conditions. Rapid population growth has put pressure on the existing infrastructure. Combined wastewater joins numerous drains which eventually flows into River Yamuna, mostly untreated. The Foundation was retained by Consulting Engineering Services, New Delhi, to provide a rapid assessment of the diversity of baseline boundary conditions and strategic options for on-site and off-site treatment of wastewater. A series of appropriate and affordable technology options, as against the packaged systems were recommended corresponding to different sets of boundary conditions and keeping in view the limitations of O&M in the typical rural or semi-urban setting.