Kolhapur Municipal Corporation to test treated water every week

Views: 910

treated-waterThe Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) will now independently test the treated wastewater samples from Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Kasba Bawada.

As the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has asked the KMC to monitor the quality of the waste treated and ensure improved quality of water supply, the corporation will start the process on a weekly basis.

Also, the draft environment status report (ESR) prepared by a third party recently criticised the corporation for ineffective sewage treatment, claiming that parameters like biological oxygen demand (BOD) is on the higher side which means the water is laced with pollutants.

“We have decided to test the treated wastewater samples every week. The samples will be sent to the laboratory at Shivaji University,” said Kolhapur Municipal Commissioner Abhijeet Chaudhari, adding that the quality of treated wastewater can be effectively monitored through this process.

The waste water from Jayanthi nullah is lifted to the STP with capacity to treat 76 million litre per day. The KMC has taken this decision to ensure that the plant is effectively functioning.

“The atomisation components such as Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)  have not been fully activated. The sludge system and chlorination needs to be atomised. I have asked the officials to stop the bills till these components are not installed,” said Chaudhari.

 Larry Johnson Jersey

Most Popular


About Us

Smart city portal was started with an aim to provide latest news information about the smart city mission of the Government of India. Founded in 2015, the portal enjoys the distinction of being India's first integrated website on smart cities of India. The website features stories on the economic growth of Indian cities where the government is trying to improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens.

Contact Us

Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd. Stellar IT Park, 7A/7B, 5th floor, Annexe Building, C-25, Sector 62 Noida – 201309, Uttar Pradesh, India

To Top