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Decentralised Greywater Treatment

Residence at Salunkhe Vihar, Pune

Location: Pune, Maharashtra Designed Capacity: 1KLD
Scale: Residential/ individual Operational since : 2001
Implementing organisation:Bhawalkar Ecological Research Institute (BERI), Pune Capital cost : Rs 5000 (as in year 2001)
  O&M: depends upon cost of biosanitiser only


Project background: The purpose of the implementation of the technology was the treatment of domestic wastewater and reuse with minimum investment and O&M cost.

Treatment technology: Grey water (bathrooms and kitchens) from the seven flats of the same building was collected in a 1000 litre storage tank. One chip of the biosanitiser (100 mg) is added in the storage tank. Another chip of biosanitiser was added in 2006. According to the house owner, after every 5-6 years, there is a requirement to add the biosanitiser in the tank for the treatment (as per the personal communication). The treated wastewater is used for gardening.


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