WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT

  • Liquid waste from kitchen, bathroom, toilets coming from households, commercial and institutional establishment is currently not managed scientifically
  • Town lacks conventional underground sewerage system and relies on primary kind of disposal mechanism i.e., septic tanks
  • About 83% of the households have septic tanks and other 15% leach pit type latrines
  • Majority of these systems open through perforated/ disjointed pipes (below the ground level) for absorption into the soil
  • High water table and monsoon season cause spillage/leaching from septic tanks and thus causing pollution of canals and ground
  • Canal water has been found to have high content of E-coli counts (38000 per 100ml), BOD (80mg/l), DO (5-6mg/l) and is unfit for human contact