As most parts of the country face scorching heat due to the onset of summer, many cities and towns in states like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand are facing an acute shortage of water. Private tanker lorries are back on Chennai’s roads. As taps begin to run dry, many residents are drawing out plans to source water to meet their daily water needs.
However, for the residents of water-rich Hiranandani Parks, Oragadam, the provisions for safe and sufficient water facilitates a healthy and abundant supply of clean water to every household within the township. The approach to water conservation & treatment is as unique as the amenities at the 360-acre township.
State-of-the-art water rainwater harvesting & treatment plant
Through a series of stormwater drains and culverts exclusively constructed at all vantage points, that match the contours of the surrounding natural landscape of the Hiranandani Parks Chennai township, rainwater is harvested during the rainy season. Be it from the top of apartment blocks or from any of the amenities and themed gardens, all the rainwater is diverted to a collection center within the township. The water is treated at the cutting-edge treatment plant in Hiranandani Parks. Installed with a capacity of 2.34 MLD (Millions of Litres Per Day), it meets the daily requirements of the residents. An average family of five needs about 500 liters per day, the water treated at Hiranandani Parks can fulfill the needs of more than 5000 households.
The modern sewage treatment plant
Another eco-friendly feature that helps the township to meet its water needs is the cutting-edge sewage treatment plant. Through a rigorous process, the wastewater from the households is treated at the modern sewage treatment plant located within the township. The treated water is also reused for toilet flushing, one of the household’s biggest uses of water, along with other uses such as watering the gardens in the township. The sludge collected during the treatment process contains a large amount of biodegradable material. Using the sludge drying process, it is converted into natural biodegradable fertilizer and is used to increase crop yields in the gardens.
Through the treatment of wastewater, the amount of waste that is released into the environment is also considerably reduced, thereby improving the environment’s health within Hiranandani Parks. This, in turn, reduces the health risk associated with environmental pollution and the nearby water bodies remain uncontaminated.