Udupi: Effluents treatment plant becomes dysfunctional - Sewage water makes way into river


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Apr 5: The sewage treatment plant that was set up at Nittoor for treating the effluents of the city has become totally useless. The work of treating effluents has completely stopped. The reasons are that the wet wells which pump sewage water of the city to this unit have stopped functioning, and the grippers of the facility have developed snags.

The main aim of the plan was to treat the effluents from the city and release the same into the sea through the Indrani rivulet. People say that all the grippers of the treatment plant have stopped working and for the last some years, sewage water is being released into the rivulet without any treatment.

The unit had been erected in a 10-acre land at Nittoor out of ADB grant at a cost of Rs 5.5 crore by KUDCEMP in 2007. It has the capacity to treat 12 MLD of water every day. The major part of the mechanism is five grippers, out of two are working now, sources say.

As wet wells have not been pumping water into the treatment plan, effluents are directly flowing into the Indrani rivulet. Officials say that the problems will end in a few days. Municipal president, Sumitra Nayak, said that the wet well, pipeline work etc. will be attended to and the unit will be made fully functional soon.

  

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Sack and terminate all responsible engineers and officers caused this environmental disaster. For govt only vehicles pollute...they have no time for regulating effluent waste!

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  • Ganapathy Bhat, Uppinangadi

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Anyway in BJP's election agenda they never said they will take care of this since this is belonging to humans. If this was cow dung centre and state would have quickly swung into action. 10 crores would have approved (9 crores in their pockets) No wonder.

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  • WILLIAM, KALMADY / BANGALORE

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    CIVIC BODY IS THE MAIN CULPRIT TO POLLUTE THIS RIVER, WITHOUT ANY IMPUNITY. BABUS IN CHARGE OF THIS UNITS SHOULD BE DRAGGED TO THE COURT AND FACE LITIGATION FOR ENDANGERING PUBLIC HEALTH. THIS RIVER WAS LIFELINE FOR PEOPLE WHEN I WAS KID DURING 50 - 60s. PUBLIC USED TO DRINK WATER FROM THIS RIVER, IRRIGATE FIELDS AND FISHING AS WELL. TIME AND AGAIN, THE ISSUE HAS BEEN RAISED BUT WITH LITTLE EFFECT. TODAY, THE RIVER IS LIKE A SEWER, STINKING AND PEOPLE AVOID USING THE RIVER. ALL THESE RESULTS ARE AFTER EFFECTS OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT. HOPE THIS IS WAKE UP CALL FOR STONY BABUS.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    ಓಲೂ ತೂಂಡಲಾ ಉಂದೆ ಅವಸ್ಥೆ..!😢

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Such plants will not fail in one day. It is a negligence of the people who are operating it. Sack them forever if it is their fault or sack the government who has neglected their complaints.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Politicians are busy making CD's ...

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  • Strolfstwyn Felonious Menezes, USA/Gulf/Foreign-returned/Settled abroad/NRI/Green card holder/Malpe/Toranto

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    DEVLUPMANT! DEVLUPMANT! DEVLUPMANT! Parashurama Srishti has become a smelly, concrete mess now.

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Release the effluents to the sea? Impressive. Why do we Indians think that whatever our waste should go to the sea? Isn't there a better solution?

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  • arm, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    We pollute first and then raise fund to clean it. Any how this will be added to swatch bharath.

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