Interim progress report on septage management in Delhi, 17/12/2022

  • 17/12/2022

At present, no specific area for collection of septage tanks has been earmarked to the vendors and they can collect septic waste from any place throughout Delhi.

To have proper control over the vendors to comply with the conditions of the Septage Management Regulations, it is recommended that the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) should make an assessment as to how many vehicles/tankers are required for disposal of septic waste depending upon number of households having septic tanks and the quantity of the septic waste generated in that district. And considering the requirement of that district, sufficient number of authorized vendors/tankers be deployed there, stated the interim progress report of the joint committee constituted by the NGT, April 22, 2022.

The committee was chaired by Justice S P Garg.

The DJB should constitute a district-wise task force for taking action against the unauthorized dumping of septage and also for monitoring the activities of authorized vendors. There is an urgent need for early development of a centralized monitoring system/GPS for tracking the performance of licensed vehicles.

The municipal corporation of Delhi (MCD) should ensure that owners and occupiers of buildings in unauthorized colonies and unsewered areas discharge their septage only through the licensee vendors of DJB, the report, December 17 informed the NGT.