Tens of millions pumped into improving sanitation infrastructure may have literally gone down the drain.
He also noted that while sewage water in Bengaluru was getting wasted, they are not able to get the required quantity.
To create additional recharge wells near waterbodies and lakes, officials have been instructed to increase water recharging capacity.
Earlier, there have been widespread complaints by local residents as the campus lacked full proof sewage treatment mechanism.
“Work should be done on priority basis so that people living around can be freed from the problem at the earliest. All the work related to STPs should be completed on a war footing.
Driver caught in act; three others flee at the sight of officials conducting inspection
The Boards officials said that OCE assess the various physico-chemical parameters and bacteriological characteristics and the system also aims at monitoring the discharge standards regularly.
A few others fear leakage in future will be catastrophic to their families.
Addressing reporters at the Secretariat here on Wednesday, he said work is on to lay a separate pipeline for sewage so it doesn’t mix with the water.
Prior to Covid, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) used to inspect lorries carrying bubble top water cans and seize the unsafe cans.
Around 242.73 MLD of raw sewage enters storm water drains, mixes with waterbodies
This platform will provide early warning signs through waste water surveillance to help identify, track and start early initiatives to control the spread.
The project was to be in place by July last year, but labour shortage amidst the first wave of the pandemic delayed it as work stopped for three months.
In a first of its kind initiative, Metro Water is setting up two tertiary plants at Nesapakkam and Perungudi to treat sewage water.
On Monday, women from Rasulpur, Deobhog, Chatra and Galupad villages joined hands to stage a stir against the construction of the SeTP and halted the construction work.