Improve STP operations for 100% resuse and zero liquid discharge (ZLD).
We invested in treatment and have made the water potable and drink treated water directly. Reject stream from RO is used to wash cars.

Narrative

Builder had built STP and RWA was interested in improving operations to see what quality we could achieve.

The residents embarked on a project to make STP water potable and reuse it to the maximum. Initially we considered handing it over to an operator but after talking with many experts (including Rajesh Shah of PWX), we decided to do it ourselves.

We monitored output water quality and compared with all incoming sources and decided on using treated water for regular consumption (treat it as a potable source).

Sewage Treatment Plant Data

No specific STP design or operating data
    Alok Kuchlous ( TZED Homes ) Over 1 Year after completion 23 Jun, 2014

    Sustainability award

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    TZed was honored with the first sustainability award from ApartmentAdda for our pioneering efforts in water conservation.

    Here are a few pictures of our very proud staff with the trophy.

    In the couple of places where Sekar and I have presented our campus water system, we always get the question - "How did you convince the residents to accept this?" And when we tell them that we faced almost no opposition and that the proposal was passed unanimously it is met with utter disbelief followed by a huge applause.

    A big thank you to all the residents for making this possible.

    - Alok

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    PA Chairman ( KSPCB ) Over 1 Year after completion 30 May, 2014

    Visit by KSPCB Chairman

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Chairman of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) Vaman Acharya and his team visited the community and lauded the residents’ efforts. The team was hosted by Alok Kuchos and the estate manager, who eagerly showed all aspect of the operations and water reuse.

    After he drank the treated water, Mr. Acharya, in a statement, said: “Drinking water and waste disposal problems being faced in the city will reduce substantially if all apartments adopt this technology.”

    The visit got good coverage in the press:
    The Hindu

    Rajesh Patil
    PA to Chairman

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    Regional Officer ( KSPCB ) About 1 Year after completion 14 Mar, 2014

    Visit by PCB SEOs

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    At the invitation of Rajesh Shah, we visited STPs in Whitefield. The manager of T-Zed was very happy to share STP operations with us.

    We were very impressed with T-Zed STP and their water reuse - both for drinking and RO reject for washing cars. And the whole environmental outlook of the community. We took a water sample to test at our lab.

    We promised to bring our Chairman to see the STP.

    M. G. Yatish and D. Shanmukappa
    KSPCB Senior Environmental Officers

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jan, 2012 Preparation Phase

Improve STP operations for 100% resuse and zero liquid discharge (ZLD).
We invested in treatment and have made the water potable and drink treated water directly. Reject stream from RO is used to wash cars.

Narrative

Builder had built STP and RWA was interested in improving operations to see what quality we could achieve.

The residents embarked on a project to make STP water potable and reuse it to the maximum. Initially we considered handing it over to an operator but after talking with many experts (including Rajesh Shah of PWX), we decided to do it ourselves.

We monitored output water quality and compared with all incoming sources and decided on using treated water for regular consumption (treat it as a potable source).

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Monthy costs in energy and staff for all water, sewage treatment, and general activies. Need to get economics of treatment only.

Impact

People Impacted: 600

People Getting Other Benefits: 600

Wastewater use reduces dependency on groundwater by around 50% (in dry season)

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $5000

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Monthy costs in energy and staff for all water, sewage treatment, and general activies. Need to get economics of treatment only.

Funding

Funded:
$4,000
Community:
$4,000
Final Cost:
$4,000
$4,000:
Self

Plan/Proposal