Three new sewage treatment plants commissioned in Bangalore

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) in Karnataka has commissioned three new sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the city. These are the Raja Canal STP, Nagasandra STP and Chikkabanavara STP. Together, the plants have a total treatment capacity of 65 million litres per day (mld). They have been developed under a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-funded project for water supply and sewage management in the city. The project involves development of 10 STPs, of which four have been commissioned till date. Other project works comprise rehabilitation of sewer networks, reduction of non-revenue water, and installation of supervisory control and data acquisition systems. JICA has extended a loan worth Rs 17 billion to BWSSB for implementation of these works.