Septage Management in Bijnor Town

March 21, 2023

Towards Inclusive Sanitation in Uttar Pradesh

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) worked closely with the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), State Mission for Clean Ganga-Uttar Pradesh (SMCGUP), Department of Urban Development (DoUD), UP Jal Nigam (UPJN), Bijnor Nagar Palika Parishad (BNPP), the contractors, local community and other stakeholders to design, develop and operationalize the 20 kilolitre per day (KLD) co-treatment unit at the site of the 24 million litres per day (MLD) sewage treatment plant (STP) in Bijnor town.

This report presents the learnings from challenges faced during the construction of the co-treatment unit, measures taken to overcome these challenges, and the way forward. It provides a valuable case study in the construction and operationalization of a sustainable cotreatment unit at an existing STP and various aspects of implementing context-specific faecal sludge and septage management (FSSM) projects in small- and medium-sized cities of India.


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