First hi-tech STP plant at hobli level in Shravanabelagola

First hi-tech STP plant at hobli level in Shravanabelagola

For the first time in the state, a sewage treatment plant (STP), with the latest technology, is being constructed at the hobli level at Shravanabelagola ahead of Mahamastakabhisheka.

With latest technologies being put into use for the Mahamastakabhisheka of Gommateshwara, a sewage treatment unit is being added. The plant is under construction at a cost of Rs 3 crore on 1.5 acre land near Bahubali Engineering College hostel. A tank measuring 10 ft deep and 7.5 mts circumference is being constructed.

The sewage water that flows into drainage pipes from the town and surrounding areas would get collect in the tank, which will be processed with three machines of 15 lakh litre capacity that has been brought from Ahmedabad. The equipment, with three motors of 15 HP power, has the capacity to process five lakh litres of water every day.

Jain Mutt seer Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swami and villagers had submitted a memorandum to the government, claiming that the drainage water that is let into Rachenahalli lake results in stench during the festival that draws lakhs of people and had sought a permanent solution.

Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri, after holding a discussion with elected representatives, decided to set up a new sewage treatment plant with the latest equipment, which would also ensure that the Rachenahalli lake is not polluted in future.

The drainage water is processed and collected separately in two tanks. The purified water is odour-free and can be used for agriculture, construction and for toilet purpose. The gram panchayat can also sell the manure that is produced, said Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board Executive Engineer H M Jagadish.

The contract of constructing the unit has been awarded to Shubha Sales of Bengaluru. K A Nanda of the firm told DH, that a similar unit has been constructed at Chinnaswamy cricket stadium in Bengaluru. The company would maintain the unit for 10 years and the GP will bear the power bills, he said.

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