November 1, 2023

Unearthing Water Efficiency: A Case Study of a Water Audit at Bareilly Railway Station


In an era marked by growing concerns about water scarcity and sustainability, managing water resources efficiently has become paramount. Elion Technologies and Consulting Private Limited recently undertook an extensive water audit at Bareilly Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh, India. This case study spotlights the audit’s findings, emphasizing the significance of gauging water consumption, curtailing wastage, and the calculation of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) value to alleviate water stress.

Water Audit

Decoding Water Stress

Water stress is a condition where the demand for fresh water surpasses the available supply, leading to potential scarcity and its various repercussions. Even bustling transportation hubs like railway stations are not immune to the urgency of managing water resources wisely.

Audit Scope

The water audit executed at Bareilly Railway Station encompassed a holistic evaluation of these core aspects:

  1. Water Consumption: Analyzing the station’s water consumption patterns, spanning from potable water for drinking to non-potable water used for diverse operational needs.
  2. Water Wastage: Identification of water wastage sources, such as leaks, inefficient water fixtures, and unproductive practices.
  3. Calculation of STP Value: Assessing the functionality and efficiency of the STP, emphasizing the monetary and environmental value it offers.

Audit Methodology

Our team of seasoned water auditors meticulously examined Bareilly Railway Station, employing the following steps in the audit process:

  1. Data Gathering: Collating historical data on water consumption, utility bills, and STP performance.
  2. Visual Inspection: A rigorous assessment of water fixtures and infrastructure to pinpoint leaks, inefficiencies, and areas in need of improvement.
  3. Efficiency Testing: Evaluating water fixtures and systems to determine their efficiency and conformity with water-saving standards.
  4. Calculation of STP Value: A comprehensive assessment of the STP’s capacity, treatment efficiency, and the associated financial and environmental benefits.

Audit Findings and Recommendations

The water audit conducted by Elion Technologies and Consulting Private Limited unearthed significant findings and offered actionable recommendations for alleviating water stress:

  1. Water Consumption Reduction: Installing water-saving fixtures, initiating staff training on responsible water usage, and encouraging passengers to conserve water can significantly diminish consumption.
  2. Leak Detection and Repair: Promptly identifying and repairing leaks is crucial in curtailing water wastage.
  3. Calculation of STP Value: Understanding the monetary and environmental benefits of the STP aids in appreciating its role in water management and sustainability.
  4. Regular Maintenance: Establishing a preventive maintenance plan for water infrastructure extends its lifespan and enhances efficiency.


Bareilly Railway Station, supported by the Indian Railways, is taking proactive steps to address water stress through a comprehensive water audit. By acting upon the recommendations provided, the station aims to curtail water consumption, minimize wastage, and recognize the true value of its sewage treatment plant.

In an age where water stress is a looming concern, water audits play a pivotal role in responsible water resource management. They not only contribute to water conservation but also result in cost savings for the railway station.

Elion Technologies and Consulting Private Limited is steadfast in making water audits the cornerstone of sustainability endeavors. For inquiries or similar services, please feel free to contact us.

Remember, responsible water management is not only an environmental necessity but also a shrewd financial decision. Together, we can combat water stress and forge a sustainable future.