The city has seen some terrible sewerage issues and the last two years of excess rains and covid19 being a barrier to development work by the government and municipal bodies and water boards lead to severe escalations of these issues and posed real problems for residents in low lying areas and near water bodies across the city.
The Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development(MAUD), KT Rama Rao, has decided and has commenced the work towards building 17 big sewerage plants across the city. This project is estimated to be worth Rs 1,280.87 crore and will make Hyderabad the first city in the country to treat 100% of its sewerage problems.
These 17 plants will have a 376.5 MLD(Millions of Liter Per Day) capacity, and post its completion, the HMWS&SB will have a total capacity of 1148.5 MLD. KTR took to Twitter to briefly explain how this project will run and its cost. The minister also focused on how the city of Hyderabad is already ahead of everyone else in treating sewerage water but is still treating only 772 MLD out of 1,952 MLD that the city generates. This is accounting for approximately 40% of the total MLD.
However, the completion of this project will immediately start treatment of 100% sewerage water and rejuvenate water bodies like River Musi and make the city a better place and help Hyderabad progress to become an example globally. The proposal and complete plan have already been submitted to the Chief Minister and the works are already starting to take place.
An important milestone for Hyderabad in sewerage treatment. Laid the foundation for construction of STPs with 376.5 MLD capacity at a cost of ₹1280 Cr
This will take care of 17 lakes’ STPs and enhance the total sewerage treatment capacity of @HMWSSBOnline to 1148.5 MLD pic.twitter.com/VN5dB0SBm5
— KTR (@KTRTRS) August 6, 2021