8 Annur wastewater treatment plants shut down for two years – The New Indian Express

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By Express press service

COIMBATORE: Eight sewage treatment plants set up to treat water from boreholes for consumption in the Annur block have been decommissioned for two years, residents have claimed and asked the administration of the district to restore them.

But DRDA officials say they are unaware the factories have not been used although it was the agency that set them up in 2019. The District Rural Development Agency had set up factories water treatment at Pillayappanpalayam, Karagoundenpalayam panchayats, etc. to clean water drawn from drilled wells in the block to supplement water supplied under the Pillur scheme. Each water treatment plant was set up at a cost of Rs 10 lakh in 2019 to treat water for 2000 liters per hour. The villagers pointed out that the factories were idle.

S Saravanan, a social activist from the Annur block, said: “Villages along the path of the pipelines of the drinking water project receive water regularly. Many 189 villages in 21 panchayats received water once every ten days.

“To solve the problem and provide drinking water after being drilled, the treatment plant was built by DRDA. However, all remained inactive,” he added. Contacted P Alarmelmangai, DRDA project director, “this has not been brought to our attention. After inspecting the factories, measurements would be taken.

COIMBATORE: Eight sewage treatment plants set up to treat water from boreholes for consumption in the Annur block have been decommissioned for two years, residents have claimed and asked the administration of the district to restore them. But DRDA officials say they are unaware the factories have not been used although it was the agency that set them up in 2019. The District Rural Development Agency had set up factories water treatment at Pillayappanpalayam, Karagoundenpalayam panchayats, etc. to clean water drawn from drilled wells in the block to supplement water supplied under the Pillur scheme. Each water treatment plant was set up at a cost of Rs 10 lakh in 2019 to treat water for 2000 liters per hour. The villagers pointed out that the factories were idle. S Saravanan, a social activist from the Annur block, said: “Villages along the path of the pipelines of the drinking water project receive water regularly. Many 189 villages in 21 panchayats received water once every ten days. “To solve the problem and provide drinking water after being drilled, the treatment plant was built by DRDA. However, all remained inactive,” he added. Contacted P Alarmelmangai, DRDA project director, “this has not been brought to our attention. After inspecting the factories, measurements would be taken.

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