This Woman’s Company Converts 1 Lakh Litres of Sewage Water into Clean Water, Daily

Absolute Water Private Limited is a company founded by Smita Singhal. Its solar-powered sewage treatment plant produces clean water for drinking and cooking.

Can you imagine drinking the water from a roadside gutter? No… Right? But Delhi based Smita Singhal’s company Absolute Water Private Limited is making it possible by converting 1 lakh litres of wastewater into clean drinkable water, every day.

In India, there is a water shortage, but at the same time, the amount of waste and sewage water produced by us is so massive. Smita Singhal was the one who thought to convert this sewage water into clean water for reuse. Her water treatment plant replicates nature’s methods of filtering water and makes 1 lakh litres of clean water every day. The water treatment plant uses very little electricity and hence it can be solar-powered.  

It is a 100% green service. They don’t use any chemicals in the plant and there is no sludge generation as well. The plant has very low maintenance and costs one-fifth of the cost of a conventional water treatment plant.

But the main challenge that Smita faced was convincing people to use it. Using filtered sewage water for drinking and cooking has not been such a welcoming idea for the people. But Smita has been able to convince some people to use the water for purposes other than drinking and cooking.

Today Smita’s clients are using this water in vastly different ways. A medical college in UP uses it to treat hospital waste. While a hotel uses it for laundry. Universities in Delhi use the water for horticulture while in Hyderabad the famous ‘visa temple’ uses it to supply treated water to the nearby villages as a social project.

But Smita is not done yet. She is converting her water treatment system into a mobile system, which is the same water treatment on wheels. The system can treat up to 10,000 litres of wastewater into clean water in 45 minutes. The treated water can be used for construction, agriculture and many other purposes. It can also be used for supplying water in the remote and water-inaccessible regions of the country.

Credits: The Better India

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-Staff Reporter



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