Sewage Treatment Plant #4 (STP-4) is the smallest sewage treatment plant in Laughing Waters. This plan is to treat over 6,000 liters and day and find a use for it for various purposes.

Narrative

The plant is anaerobic using no energy.

Lots of delays and bad construction, no real design document ...

The design of STP-4 was approved at the time of STP-1. Problems with STP-1 delayed the entire project and increased costs put the entire project on hold. Fundraising carried out in Sep 08 and the appointment of a new sub-committee has put project back on track.

However, the main project is STP-2 and STP-4 is a smaller extra plant where the sewage pipes do not reach easily.

The contractor used an old STP design and constructed STP-4. There was no design provided by the consultant who was surprised to see the actual construction during a visit in Oct 09.

Sewage Treatment Plant Data

No specific STP design or operating data
    • peer
    Almost 4 Years after completion 14 Mar, 2014

    Visit by PCB SEOs

    Status:

    Operating Status:

    At the invitation of Rajesh Shah, we visited STPs in Whitefield, including all the STPs in Laughing Waters.

    We took a water sample to test at our lab.

    M. G. Yatish and D. Shanmukappa
    KSPCB Senior Environmental Officers

    About 1 Month after completion 24 May, 2010

    STP in bad shape

    Status:

    Operating Status:

    Spent 2 hours in the hot, really hot, sun with Paradigm (Iqbal and Justice) at STP-2, STP-4, park, ...

    In retrospect i got yelled at for the completely lousy state they are in, the lack of operation, the breakdown, ....

    STP4 is completely non-functional
    - whoever cleaned the drains put the soil on top of the STP, it has gone in with pebbles through all the cracks and ...
    - the level of mud outside is too high
    - the chimney has fallen and broken
    - the pump was not present to put treated water out
    - no grate on the inlet
    - top is not water tight or air tight

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Apr, 2010 Implementation Phase
    • peer
    7 Months after start 6 Mar, 2010

    Water quality test

    Status:

    Operating Status:

    Water quality was tested as part of the operation. Attached.

    • STP4_qua...
    4 Months after start 25 Nov, 2009

    use of waste crushed stone

    Status:

    Operating Status:

    Narayanappa wanted 2k for materials, and i told him to use crushed stone lying around stp 2 - for the repair work on stp 4. Workers are transporting the material from there. So when he presents bill, please do not pay anything for crushed stone (jelly stone).

    4 Months after start 20 Nov, 2009

    leaks identified

    Status:

    Operating Status:

    Dhaval and i have been there twice today and verified where the leaks and have told Narayaappa to fix. Should be done in 2-3 days.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Aug, 2009 Preparation Phase

Sewage Treatment Plant #4 (STP-4) is the smallest sewage treatment plant in Laughing Waters. This plan is to treat over 6,000 liters and day and find a use for it for various purposes.

Narrative

The plant is anaerobic using no energy.

Lots of delays and bad construction, no real design document ...

The design of STP-4 was approved at the time of STP-1. Problems with STP-1 delayed the entire project and increased costs put the entire project on hold. Fundraising carried out in Sep 08 and the appointment of a new sub-committee has put project back on track.

However, the main project is STP-2 and STP-4 is a smaller extra plant where the sewage pipes do not reach easily.

The contractor used an old STP design and constructed STP-4. There was no design provided by the consultant who was surprised to see the actual construction during a visit in Oct 09.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Delays, poor construction, ...

System was not water proof ... had to redo twice.

Needed a new pipeline from resident whose sewage line was slightly low.

Impact

Funding

Community:
$200,000
Final Cost:
$200,000

Plan/Proposal