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Black & Veatch to develop India's largest wastewater project

Mumbai, India
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Greater Mumbai’s wastewater treatment facility will help address coastal pollution and protect water resources

Black & Veatch will help the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) enhance the environment by expanding wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) in the city. Black & Veatch will undertake a feasibility study, and prepare a detailed project report and tender document, for the proposed 847 million litres per day Malad Zone WWTF. The project, once commissioned, will be India’s largest. 

Black & Veatch will be involved in designing a modern WWTF to mitigate coastal pollution. Further environmental benefits will be achieved through water reuse; wastewater will be treated for non-potable applications, reducing the stress on Mumbai’s water resources. As part of the project, Black & Veatch will assess the possibility of using space at five satellite pumping stations - at Gorai, Vallabh Nagar, Charkop, Shimpoli, Goregaon and Malad IPS - for WWTFs, as an alternative to creating a single, large WWTF at Malad. This approach would simplify distribution from the water reuse facilities. 

One of the reasons for the project is compliance to new discharge standards revised by the Central Pollution Control Board.

“Black & Veatch’s global capability in dealing with complex wastewater treatment problems, including experience in sludge digestion and water reuse helped significantly in qualifying for the project. Having a local team of highly skilled water engineers and understanding of the local delivery model also benefited.”

Anand Pattani, Vice President, Managing Director, India, Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch has a legacy, lasting more than two decades, of successfully executing projects for MCGM. The company has delivered large-scale complex schemes, including the first phase of the Bombay sewerage and water supply projects. For the latter Black & Veatch designed two major sea outfalls and seven preliminary wastewater treatment facilities, along with the interconnecting collection systems with pumping stations.

Editors’ note:

  • Black & Veatch has undertaken more than 80 water projects in India, which include Bombay Sewage Disposal Project, Kerala Water Supply Project.
  • Black & Veatch has been working in India since 1912
  • MCGM is India’s first municipal corporation and was established in 1882
  • MCGM is one of the largest local governments in Asia

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