Delhi Government Sewage Treatment Plant: The Delhi government has made all preparations to get rid of the problem of sewage overflow in Delhi. Delhi Jal Board has a total of 116 sewage pumping stations to pump sewer water to the sewage treatment plant in different areas of the capital. The special thing is that these sewage pumping stations will now be monitored through IoT monitoring devices. The sensor installed in this electronic device will ensure that as soon as the sewage is filled up to a certain level in the sewage pumping station, an alert is sent to the senior officials, so that both the responsibility and accountability of the operator present at the sewage pumping station can be fixed.
With the installation of this system, it will now be easy to know when, where and which Sewage Pumping Station (SPS) is the time to be commissioned, so that the sewer water can be pumped towards the Sewage Treatment Plant in time. And the pressure of sewage in the sewer line should not increase. Water Minister Satyendar Jain said that due to non-operation of SPS on time, the problem of sewer overflow was arising at places, due to which the sewer water started flowing in the roads, colonies and surrounding areas. In such a situation, to get rid of this problem to the people, Delhi Jal Board has installed automatic SPS monitoring devices at all 116 SPS, so that the sewage flow can be carried to the sewage treatment plant with normal pressure and proper control.
This is how sewage pumping station works
Sewer lines in Delhi are laid in such a way that sewage can move from one place to another with the help of gravity. However, this method does not prove to be effective everywhere. In places where sewage has to be lifted from a lower position to a higher position, a sewage pumping system is used to push the sewage upward into the sewer line. A sewage pumping station has a well, which continuously collects the incoming sewage. Just before it is filled, it is further pumped towards the sewage treatment plant through a large motor.
Human error will be eliminated with the new sensor
Till now this sewage pumping station was operated manually. In such a situation, there used to be a problem of sewer overflow in the city due to non-operation of the pump on time. But now with the installation of the new sensor, the scope of any kind of ‘human error’ has ended. In order to control the pollution in Yamuna river, Delhi Jal Board is working to lay sewer lines in unauthorized colonies in Delhi, so that the entire sewage being collected from here can be collected and treated by transporting it to the sewage treatment plant. To take the entire sewage coming out from here to the STP, 116 sewage pumping stations (SPS) have been set up by the Delhi government at various places. The sewage is sent to the STP through a motor pump fitted in the SPS, where it is further treated and released into the drains.
Problems faced in sewer pumping station
Pumping motor sets are installed in the sewer pumping station to transport the sewage to the STP plant. The sewage pumping station was run by an operator, but many times there was a technical fault due to the SPS not running on time or running excessively. It took a long time to fix a bad pump set. In the event of the pump motor set being turned off, the sewer overflowed and flowed directly into the streets or lanes. In SPS, due to high level of sewer water, silt used to accumulate in the sewer line, due to which the mouth of the sewer line gradually became smaller and its capacity also started decreasing.
Problem will be solved after installing IOT monitoring device
In such a situation, after the sewerage pumping station was repaired, then the sewage treatment plant (STP) suddenly had a load of more sewage than its capacity. In such a situation, there was a problem in treating the sewer water completely. That is, while on one hand common citizens had to face the problem of sewage over-flow, on the other hand, Delhi Jal Board had to deal with the problems faced by the system in repeatedly repairing and treating sewage. Now with the installation of IoT monitoring device by the Delhi government, all these problems will be solved.
Monitoring device will work like this
The sensor installed in the IoT device installed at the sewage pumping stations will ascertain the level up to which the sewage water has been filled inside the SPS. As soon as the sewer water will be filled more than the normal level, through the monitoring device, the senior officials of Delhi Jal Board will get the information. Through this monitoring device, the quantity of sewer water can be easily tracked. Daily manual inspection of SPS, manual pump control settings and data gathering will not be required. Also, due to continuous automatic data collection, now the exact timing and pattern of running the pump will also be known after the sewer is filled with water at the pumping stations.
There will be a problem in the sewer lines connected to the pumping station.
Getting alerts to senior officers will fix the accountability of the staff posted at the pumping station, which will also help in knowing in the long run what is the right time to start the Sewer Pumping Station (SPS) so that the pressure in the sewer lines does not increase. . In SPS, the record of power meter reading, daily expenditure unit, daily sewer withdrawal, power cut, problem in sewer lines connected to pumping station will also be known. Due to timely running and closure of all sewage pumping stations in the city, there will be no pressure on both the sewage line and the sewage treatment plant. Equal supply of sewage will be ensured, so STPs will be able to function better. In the sewer lines also, the sewage will flow in a controlled manner with normal pressure, so that silt will not accumulate in the sewer line.
Trained staff deployed at every station
Water Minister Satyendar Jain said that along with the increasing population of Delhi, there has also been an increase in sewage, which needs to be treated on priority basis. The Delhi government is working on a war footing to deal with sewer related problems and to clean the Yamuna. Now SPS are being operated systematically with the help of the device. These devices are not only contributing to the successful operation of pumping stations but are also playing a vital role in automatically controlling the urban sewerage system.
The system was started in view of the increasing sewage pressure in Delhi
In view of the increasing pressure of the sewer, such a system has been started at the pumping stations. Trained personnel are deputed at each station so that the responsibility of running the pumping motor can be ensured as soon as the alarm message is received from the sensor. This will give great relief to the people from the problem of sewerover flow during the rainy season. Satyendra Jain said that the Delhi Jal Board is fulfilling the entire responsibility of sewer management and treatment of dirty water, along with production and distribution of water.
Target to clean Yamuna by 2025
Water Minister Satyendar Jain said that it is the government’s job to develop water and sewer infrastructure. People pay taxes, that’s why they have a right on the infrastructure. The Delhi government has set a target to clean the Yamuna river completely in the next three years. Under this, there is a plan to connect 100 percent of Delhi’s houses with sewer lines. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given the responsibility of cleaning the Yamuna by February 2025 to the Jal Board.