KIADB to fund construction of sewage treatment plant

KIADB to fund construction of sewage treatment plant

It will come up near Devanahalli at a cost of Rs 105 crore

KIADB to fund construction of sewage treatment plant

The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) has come forward to fund the construction of a 40-million litre sewage treatment plant (STP) near Devanahalli to meet the demand of more than 2,000 industries.

The project is coming up on six acres of KIADB land, at a cost of Rs 105 crore. According to an official of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), treated water will be supplied to Devanahalli industrial area from Raja canal STP, located close to Hebbal by laying pipes for a distance of about 18.5 km.

30 pc work complete

Thirty per cent of the work has already been completed and the project is likely to be finished by August 2014.

The industries in Devanahalli utilise the treated water and the effluents released by them will be treated at the proposed STP. 

The demand for treated water has been increasing steadily in the City.

According to a recent survey conducted by the BWSSB, the industries located in Devanahalli, Doddaballapur, Nandi Hills and a power plant in Yelahanka together need around 35 ML of water per day. The Board is looking at the feasibility of meeting the demand.

Recently, a private consultant had approached the BWSSB with a proposal for supply of treated water for a golf course and a horticulture park coming up on 210 acres of land near Malur in Kolar district.

The entire project might require 1,200 ML of treated water per annum.

According to an official, the BWSSB has planned one more demand-supply survey of treated water and explore the feasibility of supplying water by laying pipes. Individual demand from industries will be assessed before chalking out a strategy for creating the necessary infrastructure on a cost sharing basis.

At present, the BWSSB has been maintaining 14 STPs which together have the capacity to treat 720 ML a day.

However, the Board has been able to treat around 530 ML a day of which 30 ML is being sold to Bengaluru International Airport, Aravind Mills, Wheel and Axle Plant, BEL etc.

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