'10 wet wells are awaiting power supply'

'10 wet wells are awaiting power supply'

The setting up of wet wells in different parts of the city under the Kudcemp programme is a major mile stone in the development of the port city, said Mangalore South Constituency MLA J R Lobo.

Speaking to mediapersons after inaugurating wet wells at Kodialguthu, Dambel and Kodical, he said that in many places, especially in Kodialguthu, the quantum of sewage was high and transferring capacity of sewage to treatment plants was low.
However, with the setting up of wet-wells in 22 different strategic locations in the city, sewage can be easily transferred to the treatment plants and problems of sewage over flow will be solved. The remaining sludge can be processed as manure, said Lobo.

Kudcemp in charge  Executive Engineer M Yeshwanth Raj said that 214 crore has been utilised for the construction of 355 kilometre UGD network, 22 wet wells and four sewage treatment plants.

Speaking on the working of the wet-wells and STPs, Yeshwanth said that the water from Kodialguthu wet well will be pumped to Kudroli wet well. This water will be transferred to Kavoor sewage treatment plant for secondary treatment. This water will be transferred to the tertiary treatment plant of MSEZ in Kavoor. The treated water will be used in industries.

Similarly, the water from 22 wet wells will be transferred to the three secondary treatment plants in Mangalore. The Kavoor treatment plant has a capacity of 43.5 MLT, Bajal has 20 MLT and Surathkal has 16.5 MLT.

The work of Surtahkal and Bajal treatment plant has been completed. However, it is awaiting for electricity connections to start its operations.

A tertiary treatment plant of 8.75 MLT is already functioning at Pachanady. The water treated from this plant is used by Pilikula Nisargadhama, said Yeshwanth.
Out of the 22 wet-wells, 10 are awaiting for electricity connections.

The wet-wells will be operating for 24 hours and are fully automatic, he said.

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