FSTP at Ammavaripeta to be operationalised soon: GWMC Mayor

FSTP at Ammavaripeta to be operationalised soon: GWMC Mayor
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The state-of-the-art Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP) being constructed at Ammavaripeta on the outskirts of the city would soon be operationalised, said GWMC Mayor N Narender.

Warangal: The state-of-the-art Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP) being constructed at Ammavaripeta on the outskirts of the city would soon be operationalised, said GWMC Mayor N Narender.

The Mayor has on Friday visited the plant site and inspected the ongoing works. Later speaking to press persons, he informed that the plant works were going on at fast pace. Once it was made operational, the plant would address the issue of faecal sludge management (waste from septic tank) effectively.

‘Warangal is the first city in the country to introduce Faecal Sludge Management. It is aimed to ensure better protection of environment around the city of Warangal. The works are being regularly monitored for speedy completion,’ Narender said.

It might be noted that the GWMC entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tide Technocrats Pvt. Ltd. to set up FSTP with 15 KLD capacity. The plant was being built under the supervision of ASCI with a grant of Rs 1.2 crores from Bill & Mellinda Gates Fundation (BMGF).

Warangal city was going to be a pioneer in faecal sludge management with the FSTP here. Even before the plant’s construction municipal officials from different states have been visiting it. The city which received Swachhata award would make more progress in terms of cleanliness, the Mayor explained.

Steps were being taken to ensure that the FSTP would be fully environment friendly. The processed waste could be used as organic fertiliser and the water could be used for a garden around the plant, Narender noted.

Normally the faecal sludge collected from septic tanks was being disposed off on the outskirts and it has been leading to health hazards, he said adding the Municipal Administration Minister K Taraka Rama Rao and the CM K Chandrashekar Rao have played key role in establishing the plant in Warangal. Municipal health officer B Raja Reddy and others were present.

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