Encouraging local water treatment techniques

Meeting: 
MQT on 2003-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2003
Reference: 
2003/2243
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As you know, the BedZED in South London uses a green water treatment plant that treats waste water and turns that water into a non-potable resource. The work on this scheme was put together by the Metropolitan Water Company and Albion Water. The recycled water is used for toilet flushing, garden irrigation and public area cleaning. What elements should we expect within the final London Plan that will encourage the use of such local treatment techniques?

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Answer

Answer for Encouraging local water treatment techniques

Answer for Encouraging local water treatment techniques

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The draft London Plan contained a specific policy addressing water supplies and water quality. These are aimed at protecting and securing a high quality supply for London's long term needs. A number of techniques are indicated including minimising the use of treated water. More guidance on how these techniques will be included in Supplementary Planning Guidance.The Sustainable Design and Construction SPG will be published for public consultation shortly after the final London Plan in 2004. .