Sep 20, 2006

Degremont Unveils Largest Water Treatment Plant in India

The French company Degremont recently unveiled the biggest water treatment plant in India.

The new plant aims to supply 3.5 million people in New Delhi with a steady supply of drinking water.

According to, the plant that Degremont designed and built cost 1.89 billion rupee ($41,015,625). The plant is named SoniaVihar, after Sonia Gandhi, the leader of India’s ruling Congress Party. The facility has a capacity of 140 mgd.

The plant is designed to operate for ten years. reported that New Delhi requires approximately 900 mgd, but only has the capacity for 675 million gal.

Degremont also plans to build plants in Bangalore and Kolkata.