Mapusa civic body invites EOI for setting up effluent treatment plant

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Mapusa: The Mapusa Municipal Council has invited expression of interest for setting up of an effluent treatment plant for capacity of 40 KLD (kilo litres per day) at Mapusa municipal market from interested

bidders.     

In a bid to resolve the issue of discharge of waste water of Mapusa fish and meat complex into public drains, Mapusa municipality has moved a proposal to set up a mini sewerage treatment plant.

The issue of discharge of untreated water from fish and meat complex has been raised over the period as the same is being discharged into drains which further flows into River Tar. In this connection even Mapusa urban health centre had also asked Mapusa municipality to direct all shop owners in the fish and meat complex to stop discharging waste water directly into the open drain which further travels and merges into the Mapusa Tar River thereby polluting it. Following which Mapusa municipality had passed a resolution to set up a mini treatment plant to treat waste water.  

In this connection on Wednesday Mapusa municipality has invited expression of interest for estimation of setting up of effluent treatment plant in the municipal market which will be utilised for treating untreated effluents and sewage outfalls from four public toilets, besides the fish market, mutton shops, and chicken shops. Even beef and pork complex will be connected to it.

“We have invited expression of interest for setting up of an effluent treatment plant for capacity of 40KLD in Mapusa municipal market which will treat waste water from the complex. We will also connect the beef and pork complex to the plant” said Chief officer Kabir Shirgaonkar.