Currently, only approximately 30-35% of the Indian population is connected to the sewage network, requiring large infrastructure projects for treating wastewater. Wastewater utilities in India have now the opportunity to leapfrog the old-fashioned, conventional technologies of the 20th century and think of accepting proven technologies for the 21st, looking at the entire lifecycle costs to become modern sustainable cities.
As pointed out in the article, choosing the right solutions is a balancing act for utilities. The right strategy is to think long-term, selecting the solutions that help convert waste to worth.
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