Xylem helping build first wastewater plant in Sehore, India

Xylem helping build first wastewater plant in Sehore, India

Xylem was recently selected to supply advanced wastewater treatment technology to the first-ever sewage treatment plant in Sehore, India. The new plant is being developed to accommodate rapid industrial growth in the city of Sehore, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India.

The Municipal Corporation of Sehore appointed Ankita Construction to manage the build of the city’s new treatment plant. The plant will play an important role in improving the environment, since a 2015 study found that river stretches in the Madhya Pradesh region had some of the highest rates of pollution*.

“This new treatment facility will improve general hygiene and health in the city, as well as enhancing the water quality of the River Siven and the surrounding environment,” said Aravind Andani, Managing Director, Ankita Construction.

Xylem’s Sanitaire ICEAS to enhance wastewater quality

Xylem will provide wastewater treatment expertise and technology, including a Sanitaire ICEAS advanced Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) system. The system will support the treatment of 12 million liters of wastewater per day, and meet wastewater discharge quality standards set by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board.

“Approximately 100,000 people in the city of Sehore will benefit from this new plant, which will enrich the quality of life in the region,” said Raveendra Bhat, Director Treatment and Dewatering, Xylem India. “We are pleased to be able to support this ambitious project by providing a bespoke solution that will facilitate the reliable, sustainable treatment of wastewater.”

Xylem’s contract includes designing the treatment process, supplying and installing all treatment technology, and commissioning the plant. The treatment technology will include the Sanitaire ICEAS SBR system, diffusers, decanters, and control and instrumentation technology. The plant is expected to be operational by August 2018.


by Chad Henderson