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BWSSB New Guidelines for discharge effluents for treatment

1 Comment Sub Category:Green Living,Municipality Posted On: Apr 09, 2011

To curb the mafia, BWSSB Bangalore has now issued fresh guidelines for discharging effluents of industrial, trade effluents or domestic wastewater. The new guidelines bring in conditions where the samples have to be tested and then discharged. There shall not be any discharges after sunset and on general and government holidays.

BWSSB has at last woken up to the effluent mafia. Following the attack on Lake Development Authority chairman U V Singh during a surprise inspection in February, BWSSB has found several loopholes in the effluent management system. The new policy for waste water treatment was approved on April 6.

Industrial units, trade bodies and domestic consumers who want to discharge effluents into treatment plants will have to pay a non-refundable deposit amount equivalent to six months quantity at the rate of Rs 50 per kilolitre (KL).

“We decided to bring in these rules since there were no guidelines for discharge of industrial or trade effluents and domestic wastewater from soak pits or mobile toilets into board sewers,” BWSSB chairman P B Ramamurthy said. There were no procedures to check effluent samples and they could dump at any point of time. Anybody could dump effluents by just paying Rs 8 per KL.But, the new guidelines bring in conditions where the samples have to be tested and then discharged. “Industrial units or trade bodies can discharge effluents only during working days between 9am and 6pm,” he said.

The applicant should give details on the necessity for disposal of their wastewater, nature of the effluent, quantity to be disposed of, and whether the industry has got treatment facility. The applicant should also give details if untreated wastewater will be disposed of and reasons for the same, arrangements made for disposal of solid waste generated in their wastewater treatment, among other details.

BWSSB New Guidelines To Take On Mafia

  • Industrial units, trade bodies and domestic consumers who want to discharge effluents into treatment plants will have to pay a non-refundable deposit amount equivalent to six months quantity at the rate of Rs 50 per kilolitre (KL).
  • Trade effluents will be accepted between 9am and 6pm only on working days
  • There shall not be any discharges after sunset and on general and government holidays
  • Samples have to be tested and then discharged
  • O&M contractor shall record the movement of each vehicle

Times of India

One Response to “BWSSB New Guidelines for discharge effluents for treatment”

  1. [...] area. After the incident of assault on chief conservator of forest U V Singh on February 20, BWSSB issued new guidelines and has stopped taking effluents from industries for [...]

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