655 million litres of untreated sewage released daily into Mumbai’s creeks, sea: MPCB tells NGT

Approximately 25% of the city’s sewage enters water bodies untreated, leading to poor water quality and leaving quantities of trash along Mumbai’s beaches, according to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

According to an affidavit submitted by the MPCB on July 2 to the western branch of the National Green Tribunal, Mumbai generates 2671 million litres of sewage per day. About 75% or 2016 million litres per day (MLD) is treated in sewage treatment plants (STPs) and 655 MLD is discharged directly into creeks and the sea at different locations.