60% of sewage remains untreated in Delhi

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AN RTI REPLY DISCLOSES THAT city is not equipped to treat entire sewage generated by the city. Around 2,225 million litres per day (MLD) of untreated water is either seeping into the ground or being discharged into Yamuna every day. According to study conducted by CPCB, city generates 3,800 MLD of waste water per day whereas the present installed treatment capacity is 2,603.7 MLD and the actual utilisation is only 1,575.8 MLD.Major component of waste water is Coliform bacteria which can cause several diseases if it is mixed with drinking water. Other pollutant includes heavy metal and nitrogen takes oxygen level of water to zero.