Mangaluru, Mar 18, 2017: Some more domestic sewage from the southern parts of the city would soon be used to quench the thirst of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL).
MRPL is already getting about 3 million gallons per day treated domestic sewage from the Kavoor Sewage Treatment Plant and is using it for various activities. The Mangalore Special Economic Zone (MSEZ) is the agency supplying treated domestic sewage to MRPL and other industries.
MSEZ has entered into a joint venture agreement with Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) to receive and distribute domestic sewage to be used for industrial purposes after treatment.
Its Managing Director Paritosh Gupta told The Hindu that recently the corporation cleared the proposal to lift about 2 MGD sewage from its Jeppinamogaru STP for industrial use. Plans are under preparation to lay about a 15-km pipeline to pump the sewage from Jeppinamogaru to Kavoor STP. The proposal would soon be placed before the Board of Directors of MSEZ and clearance is expected thereafter, he said.
Corporation Commissioner Mohammed Nazeer said that the corporation had cleared the proposal about four months ago. MSEZ is undertaking survey for laying the pipeline, he said.
It is estimated that the project could cost about Rs. 60 crore and requires about a year to be ready. The company has the right of way to lay the pipeline, according to sources in MSEZ.
Sources in MRPL said that the company would like to receive whatever quantity of treated sewage made available to it to reduce the usage of fresh water. MRPL requires about 13 MGD water for all its three phases of refining and allied activities. Of this, about 3 MGD is catered to by Kavoor STP and when the Jeppinamogaru line becomes operational, it can save another 2 MGD fresh water, the sources said.
Courtesy: The Hindu