Majority of the urban local bodies (ULBs) lack proper drainage system and STPs. This is not only affecting the sanitation in the ULBs, but it also facilitates spread of communicable diseases, especially during monsoon. To ensure improvement in sanitation levels across Telangana, the Municipal Administration and Urban Development department is planning to set up underground drainage (UGD) system and sewage treatment plants (STPs) in 12 ULBs, which include Dharmapuri, Manthani, Kothapalli, Sultanabad,Chennur, Kyathanpally, Luxettipet, Mancheryal, Naspur, Khanapur, Nirmal and Makthal.
For this, the department will invite consultants and firms to prepare detailed project reports. The task to finalize the best consultants and project reports has been entrusted to Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI).
As part of this project, the consultants will study and analyze the issues in implementation and operations and maintenance (O&M) of existing sewerage facilities under implementation in the 12 ULBs. They will have to study the existing system in the ULBs and review the various engineering and environmental problems being faced by respective bodies. They will also identify major waste water producers and pollution sources, waste water sampling and analysis and sewage treatment required in the ULBs, the official said.
The consultants will also have to carry out Preliminary Project Surveys and present Techno Economic Appraisal of various options. Since all these aspects involve technical studies, the task of finalising the consultants and preparing DPRs has been entrusted to EPTRI.
Once the ULB finalizes the suitable methodology, the consultants will carry out topographical and countour surveys, ground level data and other required surveys for preparation of the DPRs on sewage collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal.