Agra becomes first city in the country to have vacuum based sewer system

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Agra in Uttar Pradesh has become the first city in the country to have a vacuum based sewer system.

  • The Agra Smart City Company has connected 240 homes with vacuum sewers in Tajganj, near the Taj Mahal, where conventional sewer systems could not be used.

  • The Smart City Company has prepared the vacuum sewer line and network from the Netherlands company Quavek and has also entrusted the maintenance work for 5 years.

  • Sensors have been installed in the sewer chambers that will issue sensor alerts if the vacuum sewer network is choked or other problems..

  • Vacuum sewer network of 240 houses has been built for Rs 5 crore.

  • After Agra, Kochi Municipal Corporation is also planning to install a vacuum based sewer system.

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