KOCHI: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the new septage treatment plant at Brahmapuram on Saturday.
The septage treatment plant has the capacity to treat one lakh litre of septage waste.
Construction of the facility, which is being set under the Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project (KSUDP), began in 2014 end.
Set up on 40 cents of land, the advanced treatment plant will convert septage waste into water through a three-tier treatment system.
Initially, upto 16 truckloads of septage waste will be treated at the plant, which is expected to achieve the desired capacity of 25 loads soon.
The plant is capable of converting nearly 80 per cent of the waste treated there into water, which will be supplied in the Brahmapuram area for irrigation.
The total estimated cost of the plant is `4.2 crore. The authorities believe the facility would help prevent illegal dumping of waste on land and in water bodies in the area.
Households will be charged a fee for collection and treatment of waste, which will be used for meeting the operational expenses of the plant.
The inaugural function will be presided over by Minister for Urban Affairs Manjalamkuzhy Ali. Excise Minister K Babu; Works Minister V K Ibrahimkunju; MPs Innocent and K V Thomas; and MLAs Hibi Eden, V P Sajeendran, Benny Behnan and Mayor Soumini Jain will also attend the function.