Report by Avadi Corporation on discharge of sewage into Arafath lake, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 13/09/2021
Report on behalf of the Commissioner, Avadi Corporation in Original Application No 76 of 2020 (SZ) in the matter of Suo Motu Vs The Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu & Others.
The matter related to discharge of sewage generated from Manikandapuram into Arafath lake.
The report said that in order to avoid and control the sullage water disposal in the culvert area, the Avadi Corporation planned to rectify the culvert cover slab damaged portion and by constructing side wall from road edge to lake. Due to COVID-19, the work would be started in September, 2021 and complete the work by the month of November 2021.
To rectify the situation of 500 residents in Ward No 9 in Manikandapuram disposing grey water to the open drain, the Avadi Corporation plans to construct common grey water collecting sump in Saravana Nagar and it would be connected with pipeline to dispose grey water to Under Ground Sewerage Schemes UGSS head manhole in Cholambedu main road. This work would also be completed by November, 2021.
The long term action plan of the Avadi City Municipal Corporation includes 100 per cent UGSS. The survey work and preliminary Detailed Project Report for all works completed and land identification of pumping stations and sewerage treatment plants is in progress. The entire project is expected to be completed by 2025.