The Managing Director, HMWSSB had inspected the Himayathsagar and Osmansagar lakes along with the Director (Technical), CGM (E), Transmission Circle and other officers concerned yesterday evening and reviewed the quality and quantity of the water in the lakes.  It is informed that HMWSSB has got prepared the DPR for construction of Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs) around the Osmansagar and Himayathsagar lakes by engaging a consultancy which works out to Rs:40.50 Crores.

On the Managing Director’s instructions a letter is addressed to TSPCB for funding for the construction of STPs. The TSPCB has agreed to bear 1/3rd cost of the project i.e Rs:13.50 Crores. The Panchayth Raj department is addressed to bear the balance cost of Rs: 27.00 crores. After receiving the amounts from both the departments the work of construction of STPs will be taken up by the HMWSSB.

Further it is informed that the Fishing Activity in both the lakes is stopped and all the other activities are being monitored by the departments concerned with coordination during inter-departmental and lake protection meetings. NEERI has also stated that all the general parameters in Osmansagar and Himayathsagar Lakes are within the permissible limits and can be used for drinking water after proper treatment.