Mumbai's 130-year-old sewage disposal system handles the waste generated by 12.91 million people.


747 megalitres (a single megalitre comprises 10 lakh litres) of untreated sewage is released into four rivers in Mumbai every day. The waste management issue in the city annually affects the health of millions, with 90% of them being children. The discharge of sewage in these water bodies has also led to the extinction of biodiversity around it. 


Sewage in the city is killing people, destroying the environment and taking away the livelihood of fisherfolks and farmers who depend on the ecosystem.


The Supreme Court, too, recently ruled that the BMC was violating prescribed pollution norms and has now asked the body to comply with NGT’s orders which includes paying environmental compensation to the tune of ₹34 crore, in addition to future penalties.


We refuse to stand by this!


To,

The BMC Chief,

Environment Minister (Maharashtra),


We demand:


  • Restore water bodies by diverting sewage away from them.

  • Install nets in stormwater discharge drains to prevent sewage from entering the sea along with solid waste. Install Trash Boom or Trash Trap for collection of floating plastic and other wastes & its disposal.

  • Adopt phytoremediation for the treatment of sewage water.

  • Commission and upgrade sewage treatment plants (STPs) in sufficient capacity. Make sure they are functioning as required.

  • Ensure that existing STPs are compliant with the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) latest discharge standards. 

  • Sewage lines should be laid and organized in slums to stop discharge of raw sewage.

  • Build a well-connected system of sewer lines that caters to a majority of the population.


Sign the petition and share now!


Mumbai's 130-year-old sewage disposal system handles the waste generated by 12.91 million people.


747 megalitres (a single megalitre comprises 10 lakh litres) of untreated sewage is released into four rivers in Mumbai every day. The waste management issue in the city annually affects the health of millions, with 90% of them being children. The discharge of sewage in these water bodies has also led to the extinction of biodiversity around it. 


Sewage in the city is killing people, destroying the environment and taking away the livelihood of fisherfolks and farmers who depend on the ecosystem.


The Supreme Court, too, recently ruled that the BMC was violating prescribed pollution norms and has now asked the body to comply with NGT’s orders which includes paying environmental compensation to the tune of ₹34 crore, in addition to future penalties.


We refuse to stand by this!


To,

The BMC Chief,

Environment Minister (Maharashtra),


We demand:


  • Restore water bodies by diverting sewage away from them.

  • Install nets in stormwater discharge drains to prevent sewage from entering the sea along with solid waste. Install Trash Boom or Trash Trap for collection of floating plastic and other wastes & its disposal.

  • Adopt phytoremediation for the treatment of sewage water.

  • Commission and upgrade sewage treatment plants (STPs) in sufficient capacity. Make sure they are functioning as required.

  • Ensure that existing STPs are compliant with the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) latest discharge standards. 

  • Sewage lines should be laid and organized in slums to stop discharge of raw sewage.

  • Build a well-connected system of sewer lines that caters to a majority of the population.


Sign the petition and share now!

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