Renault Nissan India conserves 50,000 litres of water daily from sewage decanter facility
The facility will conserve over 5.7 lakh kilolitres of water per annum
Taking forward its
commitment to water sustainability, the Renault Nissan Automotive India
Private Limited (RNAIPL) plant in Oragadam, Chennai, is now conserving a
daily 50,000 litres (50 kilolitres) of water from
its sewage treatment plant by using a decanter facility recently
installed on its premises. The facility, which separates water from
sewage waste, is mitigating water wastage and reducing water demand for
RNAIPL’s industrial operations.
The 50 kilolitres conserved are in addition to water savings from RNAIPL’s many water sustainability initiatives implemented at the plant. These initiatives include minimisation of water used per car, recycling, and reuse of plant wastewater, and increase in the use of innovative water sources, which include storage and filtration of storm and rainwater through rainwater harvesting ponds. Cumulatively, plant initiatives have enabled RNAIPL to conserve an estimated 5.76 lakh kilo litres of rainwater and 87% of water saved.
In addition, Nissan customers have helped reduce car wash water consumption by 45%, by opting for the company's advanced foam car wash technique instead of a traditional car wash. The foam wash initiative, a long-run initiative started by Nissan in 2014, has been provided across Nissan service centres nationwide.
RNAIPL has also been engaging with employees and contractors for water conservation awareness through its ISO training program