Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon'ble Minister for MA&UD inaugurated the first newly constructed Sewage Treatment Plant of 15 MLD capacity at Kokapet built at a cost of 41 crores on 01-07-2023 and said soon other new STPs will  be made available in phases so as to enable the Hyderabad to become the first city to have 100 percent sewage treatment in the country and reminded that no city in the country is treating even 40 percent of sewage. The Minister said that around 2000 MLD of sewage is being produced in Hyderabad every day.

He expressed confidence that the government has started a total of 31 new STPs with a capacity of 1259 MLD at a total cost of Rs.3866 crores and all the STPs will be treated 100 percent of the sewage in Hyderabad by the end of September. No metro city in this country has done 100% sewage treatment.. Thanks to the Telaganaa Chief Minister Sri K. Chardrashekar Rao garu for taking that risk, and congratulations to the HMWSSB for successfully completing the visions of the government.

Further, the Minister stated that 11 lakh families are getting benefited free drinking water supply up to 20,000 liters per month and the government had spent so far Rs.850 crores for this purpose.  Before commencing of the meeting the  Minster has viewed the photo exhibition related to the STP projects and inquired about the details.

Smt. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Minister for Education, Sri Prakash Goud, MLA Rajendra Nagar, Ranjith Reddy, MP,  Shambirpoor Raju, MLC,  Rangareddy Zilla Parishad Chairperson Anita Harnath Reddy, Sri Arvind Kumar, Special Chief Secretary for MA&UD, Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB, Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director along with other senior officials participated in the program.

Details of STP project

The state government has taken up 31 new STPs in Hyderabad city few months back and all the STPs are nearing completion. Currently, 1950 million gallons of sewage is generated daily within Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration. Out of this 1650 million gallons is generated in GHMC area. Already 772 million gallons of sewage is being treated through 25 STPs and to treat the remaining 878 million gallons of sewage, the state government has taken up the construction of 31 new sewage treatment plants (STPs). HMWSSB has been given the responsibility of constructing these STPs in 3 packages at a cost of Rs.3,866.41 crores. Apart from treating 100 percent of the sewage by constructing these, preventing the flow of sewage in catchment areas, the treated water can be used for non-human purposes. If these are completed and made available, Hyderabad will become the first city in South Asia to treat 100 percent of the sewage produced daily.

Details in terms of packages

1) In Package-I, 8 STPs will be set up in Alwal, Malkajgiri, Kapra, Uppal Circle areas at a cost of Rs.1230.21 crore. Through these, 402.50 MLDs of sewage will be treated.

2) In Package-II, 6 STPs will be set up in Rajendranagar and LB Nagar circle areas at a cost of Rs.1355.33 crores. 480.50 mld of sewage is treated here.

3) In Package-III, 17 STPs will be set up at a cost of Rs.1280.87 crore in Kukatpally, Quthbullapur, Serilingampally circle areas and 376.5 MLDs of sewage will be treated here.

If these 31 STPs are made available, the sewage problem in the city will be solved. Through these, 1282 million liters of sewage can be treated daily. New STPs are being constructed with advanced sequencing batch reactor technology.

Sequencing Batch Reactor Technology:

New STPs are being constructed with advanced Sequencing Batch Reactor technology. As space is scarce in metro cities, construction with SBR technology is suitable. Due to these, five stages of sewage treatment process can be done in a single chamber. More water can be treated in a smaller area. Apart from this SBR method is less expensive than the various biological treatment methods used in the country, the sewage treatment is done better. This is an easy procedure and also consumes less electricity.

Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HWMSSB visited the construction of STP sites several times and inquiring the progress from time to time with representatives of the construction companies and contractors conducting frequent reviews and providing appropriate advices and suggestions.

Preventing Bad smell in STP premises:

In order to prevent bad smell in STP premises the saplings of  Akasha Malli, Milling, Tonia, Michaelia champaca (Simhachalam sampangi), Allaneredu, Mahagani, Bignonia, etc., which produce a lot of oxygen, are planted.

Pleasant environment, gardening for greenery and walking tracks for walking have been arranged in the areas.