Lines for reclaimed water are likely to be installed at construction sites.

Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) looking at possibility of providing temporary connections to developers to promote use of recycled water on construction sites . The idea is to make the process more efficient for builders by eliminating the need for tankers altogether .

Gurgaon, March 15, 2018: The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), which is also looking at the possibility of providing temporary water connections to developers in order to promote the use of recycled water on construction sites.Developers who want to use recycled water at project sites are now required to hire tankers and fill them from the various hydrants connected to sewage treatment pipelines throughout the region, according to officials.These proposed temporary connections, officials said, could increase the use of the city's 323 million litres per day (MLD) recycled water.At present, only 50% 170 MLD of this is utilised, though the GMDA expects to increase the use of recycled water to 78% over the next months by the completion of many major projects in the area.

The idea is to make the process more efficient for builders by eliminating the need for tankers altogether.Builders will be able to determine if they want to use a temporary connection or use tankers to transport the water if required by a senior GMDA official familiar with the situation.The GMDA has recently introduced the use of recycled water for their activities.The Haryana Water Resources Authority's chairperson recommended that industrial and infrastructure units work to recycle water in their operations at a meeting in December last year, avoiding action unless this was not done so.