Thursday, May 23, 2024

Hindustan Zinc treats sewage and reuses water to save millions of liters of water

Being a responsible corporate and at the forefront of sustainable solutions for water conservation, Hindustan Zinc (HZL) consciously treating and reusing sewage water to operate its plant, thereby saving water. This ensures that water saved is water produced.

As a major economic contributor in Rajasthan, Hindustan Zinc is constantly working on recycling, searching alternatives for use of water, and exploring alternative water sources. Giving emphasis on water conservation, the company has worked on sustainability of water resources.

HZL has state effluent treatment plants and recycling facilities, sewage treatment plants, rise in water vigilance, and water storage facilities with which it is playing an important role in water-management and progress. Further, the company demonstrates its commitment to water stewardship by using water efficiently, maintaining water quality, and engaging with communities to collaboratively manage a shared water resource throughout the life cycle. With this, Hindustan Zinc is certified as a “water positive company”.

While commenting on this, the CEO of Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Arun Misra said, “Water conservation is a collective responsibility and needs to be a way of life in whatever we do. At Hindustan Zinc, we are already a 2.41 times Water Positive Company and have a long-term approach to water management that aims to improve our performance, efficiency, increased use of recycled water, gainful utilization of water while focusing on renewable power for sustainable development. As we move forward; we’re committed to achieve our Sustainability Development Goal of being 5 times water positive and invest in transformative initiatives that deliver positive & long-term impact on people, planet & prosperity”.

While significantly contributing to water stewardship drive, Hindustan Zinc is providing safe and pure drinking water at the remote villages of Rajasthan. The state receives lowest rainfall in the country hence it has lowest per capita availability of water and also has shortage of ground water level too. The levels of arsenic, fluoride and lead in ground water are too high, which is highly hazardous for health.

To provide safe and pure water, RO plants are set up under a model project through which 1000 LPH pure water is made available. Water ATMs are also set at some places, where villagers get pure water at a reasonable cost. In some areas where the clean water source is not available, water is supplied through water tankers. Till now, eight RO plants and 17 ATMs have been set up. Through this, pure water is supplied to the 3200 families in 25 villages. In the coming years, five more RO plants and 22 ATMs will be set up in Debari, Dariba, and Chanderiya villages.

As a major financial contributor in the region, Hindustan Zinc gives emphasis on water recycling, identifying, and developing alternative water sources and water supply. The certificate of a water positive company in the metal and mining sector indicates the stability of Zinc and commitment towards water storage.

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