Xylem secures contract for wastewater treatment project in India

Xylem has won a $1m order to supply advanced wastewater treatment technology to a sewage treatment plant in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

The wastewater treatment plant is being developed to cater to the quick industrial growth in Sehore city.

Xylem will offer wastewater treatment expertise and technology, including a Sanitaire ICEAS advanced Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) system.

This system will help in treatment of 12 million liters of wastewater every day, as well as meet wastewater discharge quality standards set by state pollution control board.

Sehore Municipal Corporation has hired Ankita Construction to manage the build of the city's first sewage treatment plant.

In 2015, India’s Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) conducted a long-term assessment of water quality data, which found the majority of polluted river stretches were found in the Maharashtra, Assam and Madhya Pradesh regions.

Xylem India director of treatment and dewatering Raveendra Bhat was quoted by Wateronline as saying:  “Approximately 100,000 people in the city of Sehore will benefit from this new plant which will enrich the quality of life in the region.

"We are pleased to be able to support this ambitious project by providing a bespoke solution which will facilitate the reliable, sustainable treatment of wastewater.”

According to the terms of the contract, Xylem will be responsible for designing the treatment process, supplying and installing all treatment technology as well as commissioning the plant.

The new facility will become operational by August 2018.