Wednesday, June 17, 2009

STP, Parsik Hill park formally inaugurated

NMMC officials wore a proud look on Wednesday when NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, newly-elected MP Sanjeev Naik and other dignitaries took turns to pat their back.
After inaugurating the STP in Nerul, the team proceeded to Parsik Hills to inaugurate the garden atop Morbe dam's water reservoir following which they attended a function at Vashi. The garden spread across 4000 sq meters offers a breathtaking view of the city and will lure morning walkers and joggers.
The highest spot in the city, water from Morbe dam will be pumped in to the reservoir and then released through newly-installed pipes by force of gravity, thus saving a lot of electricity, explained City Engineer Mohan Dagaonkar. The eco-friendly sewage treatment is the first of its kind in India and boasts of CTECH technology.
The Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels in the treated water are lower than those in River Ganga and can be safely used for domestic or industrial purposes, an official pointed out. Environment Minister Ganesh Naik said, "We wanted to start the good work from home and hope that the project will be replicated across the state."
Morbe dam, situated in Khalapur taluka of Raigad district on Dhavri river, 50 kms away from Navi Mumbai, is the satellite city's one of prime water sources. NMMC selected morbe dam as water supply source, and state government permitted NMMC to take over the dam on November 25, 2002.

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