The Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) installing ETP to recycle textile effluent in Pakistan
The Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) is installing a waste water treatment plant to recycle textile effluent in Faislabad, Pakistan. This plant will recycle 45 million gallons of waste water daily, which could be utilised for irrigation. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) had already been signed while physical work on the project would start very soon. Speaking to members of the All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA), Bente Schiller, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Denmark told the textile mill owners that the industrial community of Faisalabad should adopt latest and environment-friendly Danish water treatment technology to overcome the potential hazards and challenges posed by the heavy discharge of untreated industrial effluent.
APTPMA Chairman, Rizwan Ashraf said the association had 400 textile processing units as its members from across the country. He said the processing sector was water-intensive and most of the textile processing units were paying aquifer charges and almost all units had dedicated sedimentation tanks for primary treatment of their effluent. He welcomed the Punjab government’s initiative of installing a joint waste water treatment plant and using the recycled water for irrigation.
Majority of the processing units in Pakistan have shifted out of populated areas. Now the local government of Punjab province has established the M-3 Industrial Estate with support of the Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company. “Most of these units will shift to this well-planned industrial estate as work for the allotment of land has already been completed. Now, work on providing utilities like electricity, gas, sewerage and water treatment plants is in full swing,” said Ashraf, according to whom the government has assured that all these facilities would be provided to the processing units immediately after their relocation to the M3 Industrial Estate.News Pakistan Region