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The plight of Parvathy Puthanar canal has been featured in the news several times in the past. Now it seems that there will soon be a change in the sad state of affairs, with the commissioning of sewage plant at Muttathara.
The plant is fast nearing completion with only electrical works remaining. When the plant starts functioning, there will be an end to the unscientific practice of disposing sewage of the city into Parvathy Puthanar. The sewage water of the city will be treated by the plant and after purification it will be diverted to Parvathy Puthanar . According to Kerala Water Authority, the treated water will be on par with drinking water in terms of quality.
The plant has the capacity to treat 107 million litre per day. At present, the sewage water of the city which will reach the plant through the drainage system is only 45 million litre. Therefore, it is proposed to extend the drainage system to Ulloor, Attipra, Kadakampally, Nemom and Thiruvallom areas which have been added to the city corporation.
The expansion will be included under the JnNURM scheme. The plant is estimated to cost Rs 80 crore and it is designed to function on a long term basis.