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
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    Regional Officer ( KSPCB ) Almost 4 Years after completion 14 Mar, 2014

    Visit by PCB SEOs

    Status: Complete - Successful

    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

    Rajesh Shah ( Peer Water Exchange ) About 1 Month after completion 24 May, 2010

    STP in bad shape

    Status: Complete - Unsuccessful

    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
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    Rajesh Shah ( Blue Planet Network ) 7 Months after start 6 Mar, 2010

    Water quality test

    Status: Complete - Partial Success

    Operating Status:

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

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    Rajesh Shah ( Peer Water Exchange ) 4 Months after start 25 Nov, 2009

    use of waste crushed stone

    Status: In-progress

    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).

    Rajesh Shah ( Peer Water Exchange ) 4 Months after start 20 Nov, 2009

    leaks identified

    Status: Complete - Successful

    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