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Tirupur Water and Wastewater Treatment Project

Water Treatment Plant Capacity

185 million litres a day

Plant Type

Conventional rapid gravity filter with Lamella clarifier

Wastewater Treatment Plant Capacity

15 million litres a day (expandable to 30 million litres a day)

Plant Type

Secondary treatment level - activated sludge



Estimated Cost


Tirupur Area Development Project announced


Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formation


Tender / Contract Decided


Financial Closure

March 2002

Foundation Stone Laid

20 June 2002

Construction Began

October 2002

Main Civil / Mechanical Work Completed

December 2004

Pipeline Testing

March 2005

Water Treatment Plant Commissioning

April 2005

Tirupur Municipality Receives Water

August 2005

Wastewater Treatment Plant Completed

February 2006

Global Water Award

March 2006

SPV and Sponsor

New Tirupur Area Development Corporation Limited (NTADCL)

Partner Institutions

Tirupur Municipality, Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA), Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), The Tamil Nadu Corporation for Industrial Infrastructure Development (TACID), Indo-US

EPC 1 Contractor

Hindustan Construction Co.

EPC 2 Contractor

Mahindra & Mahindra and Larsen & Toubro (JVC)

Operation and Maintenance Contractor

Mahindra Water Utilities Ltd - a Mahindra and United Utilities JVC