Bellandur-Amani lakes to get a sewage treatment plant (STP) finally by September this year. The plant will have a capacity to hold 90 MLD of water a day. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board expects to have a better sewage system in the Bellandur lake water body. Bellandur lake has embarassed the authorities no end over constant news of made pollution.
400 labourers are working to complete the project, whose deadline is August. The officials say that they need around 500 labourers to complete the project. But due to the shortage of staff, personnel from BWSSB are working three shifts a day.
Kemparamaiah, Engineer-in-Chief, BWSSB, said,
“The STP work was started in August, 2016 and it is on at a fast pace. We expect it to be commissioned by September as 85% of the work is done,” he said.
The BWSSB is expected to built plants at Raja Canal, Nagasandra, Horamavu and Chikkabanavara by this month. Once these STP’s are built, BWSSB will have to upgrade the turbidity level of sewage from 20 points to 10 points.
“We have some more time to upgrade the turbidity level of sewage under the new parameters fixed by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. We will soon upgrade the capacity of turbidity in new lands. However, an STP of 60 MLD capacity in the Kengeri bus station will incorporate the new parameters,” he said
Project for 110 villages by BWSSB will proceed at a fast pace in July. About 60% of survey work has already been conducted by BWSSB and bidders are expected to procure water pipes.