BENGALURU: As per the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) conducted a joint inspection of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) of commercial establishments, apartments and hospitals in the catchment areas of Agara-Bellandur-Varthur lakes along with Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) on Thursday.
Eight teams consisting of BWSSB & KSPCB officers inspected 52 residential apartment/commercial complexes, and hospitals and collected 28 samples for analysis.
Laxman, chief of KSPCB, said, “We inspected all the STPs that have been installed by housing societies and residential complexes.
Apartments or commercial establishments that have non-functional STPs will be given a period of time to bring the parameters within the prescribed limit, failing which electricity and water supply will be disconnected to such complexes.
However, reasonable time should be granted to them to comply with the prescribed parameters. If they fail to comply with the order, we will also penalise them under the NGT order or the Water Act.”
KSPCB accompanied with Sathish, additional chief engineer, BWSSB, Jayalakshmi, executive engineer, BWSSB and Bellandur Ward BWSSB engineers.