STPs, a necessity

Half of sewage treatment plants in India are dysfunctional.

By Author  |  Published: 22nd Jan 2017  9:49 pmUpdated: 22nd Jan 2017  10:36 pm
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P Syam Sunder, USA, at KITS.

Warangal Urban: Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC) and department of civil engineering of Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science (KITS) jointly organised an expert lecture on “Environmental sustainability and waste water management”.

Delivering the lecture, Syam Sunder, chief electrical engineer of Egan plant, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, US, stressed on the construction of sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Warangal city, as there are no STPs in the city. He also said that half of STPs in India are dysfunctional. “We have STPs that can treat only 30 per cent of the sewage water, but half of them are not functioning,” he added.

“In the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits, 700-800 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage is released into the lakes and Musi River. If the STPs are established, they will help to protect the environment and solve the water problems in cities,” he explained.

Dr Y Manohar, KITS director, said that they are trying to extract the precious metals from electronic waste (e-waste) in future by using latest technology with the help of our proud technocrats.

GWMC, Superintending Engineer Abdul Rahaman, KITS principal P Venkateshwara Rao, Professor in-charge and HoD Prof V Ramaiah, Dean Planning Prof L Sudheer Reddy, PRO Dr D Prabhakara Chary, deans and faculty members were present.