Warangal: The first faecal sludge treatment plant of the country for safe treatment and disposal of sludge collected in septic tanks and pit latrines will soon be ready for use.
Warangal mayor Nannapuneni Narender, along with GWMC officials inspected the FSTP under construction at Ammavaripet on the outskirts of the city.
The Warangal municipal corporation had tied up with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for construction of this FSTP at a cost of Rs 1.2 crore. The work is going on at a fast pace and the plant would be ready soon.
The plant would bring a solution to the city beset with garbage disposal problems. Warangal does not have an underground drainage system and the plant is expected to end the typical nuisance causing factors like odour and poor aesthetics associated with waste treatment units.
The plant will treat the faecal matter in a natural, cost-effective and energy efficient way, with minimal operation and maintenance requirements.
Mr Narender said: “The plant would be able to treat 20,000 litres of human waste every day. Its maintenance is totally eco-friendly.
The treated waste would go into the making of fertiliser. The residual water can be used to water a garden adjacent to the plant. There will be no effect on the agriculture crops in the surroundings. This plant will help in the preservation of the environment.”
The GWMC has been making efforts to turn Warangal into an open defecation free city. The human waste would turn into a health hazard for the locals if disposed off on the outskirts of the city.