70 MLD of sewage water goes untreated into the Krishna
One of the prime concerns of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh seems to be the sewage system dumps. Currently Sewage is continuing to flow into the Krishna River.
Hyderabad: One of the prime concerns of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh seems to be the sewage system dumps. Currently Sewage is continuing to flow into the Krishna River. The river is the prime source for the people of Vijayawada and canals, the drinking water source for Vijayawada city and its surroundings. It is estimated that 70 million liters of sewage is flowing into the river and canals every day.
Raising the issue during Question Hour in the Assembly on Saturday, TD MLA Gadde Rama Mohan to Municipal Minister Dr. P. Narayana, he said that drinking water is being supplied from these sources to the residents of Vijayawada city and the surrounding areas.
Giving the reply, Dr Narayana made it clear that the current capability is less as the existing treatment facilities can only treat 80 million liters per day and that another 70 million liters are going untreated into the river.
Narayana informed the assembly that Rs 52 crore was being spent to set up three more STPs at Singh Nagar and Jakkampudi so that the remaining 70 MLD sewage is also intercepted and treated before being released into the river and canals.