COIMBATORE:Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) has proposed to set up two sewage treatment plants (STP), one at old Kavundampalayam dumpyard and one at Nehru Nagar near Kalapatti, to complete its Detailed Project Report (DPR) for setting up underground drainage (UGD) works in extended areas.
Officials of the project formulation wing of TWAD appraised Mayor P Rajkumar and Corporation Commissioner K Vijayakarthikeyan about the proposal at a meeting held at the corporation main office at Town Hall.
“We have asked the civic body to allot a maximum of five acres to set up the STPs. We have selected the places taking into account that treated water could be discharged to nearby places,” said a TWAD board official.
Treated water from the proposed STP at the 32-acre Kavundampalayam dumpyard will be discharged into Sanganur canal. Another place is available at the proposed site near the crematorium in Nehru Nagar, Kalapatti, where the corporation has 11 acres of land.
The UGD system has been proposed for more than 700 kilometers covering extended areas like Veerakeralam, Vadavalli, Kavundampalayam, Thudiyalur, Chinnavedampatti, Vellakinar, Saravanamapatti, Vilankurichi and Kalapatti.
Officials have estimated Rs 700 crore to execute the UGD system in the extended areas except Kurichi and Kuniyamuthur. The board has prepared 375 km of UGD system for Kurichi and Kuniyamuthur at an estimated cost of Rs 471 crore under phase-I.
The TWAD Board was asked to submit a DPR for extended areas before July 31. However, it is said that the process could be further delayed, and the report is likely to be ready in two months.