Hyderabad to become city with 100% sewage treatment facility
Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, is heading towards achieving the singular distinction of becoming India’s first city to have 100 per cent sewage treatment facility. This is expected to happen by next year.
In order to achieve this, work is going on continuously in construction on 31 Sewage Treatment Plants in Greater Hyderabad and its outskirts. These new STPs will not only treat the generated sewage but also go a long way in protecting water bodies including rivers, water bodies, ponds and tanks in the city.
The State Government with the aim to improve the sewage treatment infrastructure in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits had sanctioned Rs.3,866.21 crore in 2021 to establish 31 STPs. These will have the capacity to treat 1,260 million litres per day of sewage.
The first phase of the project envisages construction of eight STPs in the north of Musi river, including the Uppal, Kapra, Makajgiri, Alwal circles, while the second phase will see construction of six STPs in the south of Musi river including Rajendranagar and LB Nagar circles, while 17 STPs will be made in the third phase to include Hussainsagar catchment areas of Kukatpally, Quthbullapur, Serilingampally circles.
The scaling up of sewage treatment facilities has been done with a view to tackle the increase in the sewage water in the next 10 years.
At present the existing 25 STPs have the capacity to treat 772 MLD of the 1650 MLD generated every day while the remaining is allowed to flow in Musi river and other water bodies.