Small apts may get more time to install STPs

Published: 19th November 2016 01:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th November 2016 03:30 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: BWSSB is likely to extend the time till June to install Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) in small apartment complexes, said BWSSB chairman Tushar Girinath.

Speaking to councillors at a special council meeting to address water woes, he said, “During January 2016, the then chairman T M Vijay Bhaskar had proposed to make it mandatory for small apartment complexes (with 20 flats and above) to install STP at their premises.

“There were objections from some quarters on its implementation as the existing apartments do not have enough space. To sort out this issue, we are conducting workshops at various places on installing smaller STPs,” he said.

Now, BWSSB has proposed to the state government on giving time relaxation to people till next June. “We hope the government will agree,” he said.

However, for the new apartments that are coming up or are yet to come up, other permissions like occupancy certificate will be given only after they agree to set up STP in their premises, Girinath said.
Opposition party leader in the BBMP council Padmanabha Reddy said it is not possible for apartments with 20 flats to install STPs in their premises as there is less space. “It will be ideal for apartment with 50 flats or more,” he said.

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