Clean water flowing into the Ukkadam Big Tank will soon be a reality as the Coimbatore Corporation has initiated steps to provide a solution. According to sources, soon after non-government organisations cleaned the Tank, they appealed to the civic body to initiate steps to clean the water flowing into the Tank.
They said that sewage flowing from colonies would pollute the water and as a consequence affect the groundwater in the area. The sewage would also affect the humans as a good number of Ukkadam residents consumed fish caught from the Tank.
Based on the request, the Corporation studied the situation, prepared a note and had called for expression of interest from industries/ companies with expertise in sewage management to provide a solution. The sources said that the Corporation had renewed the call for expression of interest. Once the interested companies study the problem and suggest the way to go, the Corporation would float tenders. And that tender would be based on the recommendation.
At present, the Corporation had two solutions in mind — one construct a sewage treatment plant at a common point so that sewage flowing into the tank could be diverted to the plant for treatment and then let out into the Tank, and, two, divert the sewage through the main underground drainage line to the Ukkadam Treatment Plant, which is already in operation.
The sources say that the Corporation intends to use money in its General Funds to build the STP and later claim the money from the Central Government or use the funds it would get from the Government if its proposal for the conservation of eight tanks was cleared.