Sodium Hypochlorite Storage Unit coming up at Village Samaspur

Unit to benefit residents as now large quantity of sodium hypochlorite can be stored at one place

Sodium Hypochlorite Storage Unit coming up at Village Samaspur

Ludhiana: For the effective cleaning of water supplied by the Water Supply and Sanitation department in different villages of district Ludhiana, the department would be constructing a dedicated Sodium Hypochlorite storage unit in village Samaspur near Samrala of the district. Here, the department can store more than 10,000 litres of sodium hypochlorite, which is sufficient for the demand of entire district at any given time.

Mr Sahil Anand, Executive Engineer, Water Supply & Sanitation, Ludhiana, informed that earlier, sodium hypochlorite was procured and stored by different divisions of the department themselves, but now with the setting up of this storage unit, it could be stored in large quantities, which means there can never be shortage of it and the residents would continue to get potable drinking water.

Sodium hypochlorite is a compound that can be effectively used for water purification. It is used on a large scale for surface purification, bleaching, odor removal and water disinfection.

It is pertinent to mention that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had launched ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission as part of Punjab government’s campaign to accomplish the goal of 100% potable water supply and maintaining cleanliness in all the rural households and schools of the state by March next year, thus making Punjab the first state in the country to achieve this distinction.

This unit is being set up with a cost of Rs 8.40 lakh and with the funding by the World Bank. Mr Sahil Anand informed that the tenders for the construction of this Sodium Hypochlorite storage unit would be floated shortly.