Black & Veatch has secured a contract to prepare a recycled water masterplan for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) in India.

Based on the new discharge standards by the Central Pollution Control Board, the MCGM intends to include tertiary treatment for a portion of the flow and recycle the tertiary treated effluent for non-potable reuse.

Claimed to be the largest recycled water masterplan in the country, the strategic recycled water master plan will draft the framework for reuse of tertiary treated effluent from all seven of Mumbai's wastewater treatment plants.

The plan will serve as a guiding document for the development of infrastructure to recycle water in a phased manner.

MCGM has decided to build a new project for the use of tertiary treated effluent in the next 50 years, helping to provide more fresh water and reduce deficit in water supplies.

Black & Veatch will use local and global expertise to prepare the project, which is the firm’s second marquee project with MCGM in the last one year.

In May 2016, the company had secured the contract to prepare a detailed project report and tender documents and provide consultancy services for MCGM's wastewater treatment facility for Malad zone.

Black & Veatch India managing director Anand Pattani said: "Water reuse is a win-win for Mumbai.

"Treating wastewater to a tertiary standard provides significant health and environmental benefits. Reusing that treated wastewater could relieve the pressure on the city's potable water supply."

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