STP to be operational by year-end

STP to be operational by year-end

It will the first one to use latest technology in the state, say drainage board officials

The much-awaited sewage treatment plant (STP) is expected to start functioning by the year-end as the works of underground drainage system and other related works have gained momentum in the city. 

These works are expected to be completed within five months. If everything goes as planned, the city will be the first in the state to implement the latest technology STP. 

A drainage board official said, “At present, works on the primary treatment plant, MBBR basin, DAF and chlorination tank are in progress and about 30 per cent of the work is done. This work would be completed by either September or October.”

 He said IRS, a third party agency, would inspect the quality of the work. 

Sewage collected in the wetwells of MBBR technology-based STP at Chennapura would be transferred to a screening chamber. In the chamber, the waste would be segregated and the water would be chlorinated. Later, the water is purified at multiple levels and released. 

The waste water flowing at Bypass Road and Dantaramakki would be collected in the wetwells proposed to be constructed near Hiremagaluru and septic tanks near Karkipete.Later, the sewage would be transferred to the STP for purification. The treated water would be fit for reuse. There are plans to utilise this water for irrigation, industrial use and train toilets. The final decision would be taken after discussing the matter at the DC’s level, the board official said.

MLA C T Ravi said the work is being carried out in accordance with the detailed project report prepared by experts. But those who have raised objections about the work are not experts, he stated.

The MLA said engineers and officials concerned would be held responsible for lapses. Contractors would maintain the STP for two years after it starts functioning. They have to rectify technical failures in this period. The contractors would be fined heavily if the work is not completed on time, he warned. 

Ravi said the construction of unscientific manholes on the roads is due to the lack of coordination between various government departments. The contractors and engineers have assured of rectifying the errors, he added.


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