KWA to set up new 143 MLD water treatment plant in Aluva

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The ₹180 crore plant was designed to cope with the potential water shortage predicted by 2050.

The Kerala Water Authority (KWA) is set to set up a new 143 MLD water treatment plant at Aluva to meet Ernakulam’s future drinking water needs.

The ₹180 crore plant has been designed to meet the potential water scarcity expected by 2050. It will benefit the municipalities of Kochi Corporation, Aluva, Kalamassery, Thrikkakara and Eloor and 13 panchayats.

The administrative sanction has already been received for the project and the funds have been sanctioned. The technical sanction is expected within one month after which the project will be put out to tender.

“More funds may be required for the distribution network completion project and related works, which should be allocated in due course. It will probably take two years for the plant to be completed from the date construction starts,” said Jochan Joseph, Superintendent Engineer, Ernakulam Circle of KWA.

“A special team formed under the leadership of Additional Chief Secretary TK Jose and Managing Director of KWA Venkatesapathy. S is working on refining the project design and preparing a more detailed drawing. The idea is to submit the technical sanction proposal within 21 days. The project is a timely augmentation of the water supply system based on our growing needs,” said Mr. Joseph, Superintendent Engineer of Ernakulam Circle, KWA.

The existing Aluva wastewater treatment plant has an installed capacity of 225 MLD. However, it is often overloaded beyond 245 MLD to meet demand.

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