Jul 14
Boosting Living Standards
Boosting Living Standards
WATER and sanitation contribute hugely towards good health. One of L&T’s green businesses is the Water & Effluent Treatment (WET) arm, which undertakes vital infrastructure projects. Recently, WET delivered two projects that were inaugurated by the Chief Ministers of the respective states.
On 4 February, a dedicated 120 MLD water supply scheme for Erode Corporation in Tamil Nadu was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mr Edappadi K Palaniswami. The ceremony was hosted virtually, in the presence of several ministers.
Erode district collector Mr C Kathiravan, Ex-Mayor & Erode Commissioner Dr M Elangovan, L&T Project Manager Mr D Kumaresan and the project team were physically present at the site. Mr Kathiravan appreciated the team and L&T management for enabling the commissioning of the project on time despite the pandemic.
Then, on 16 February, a 40 MLD sewage treatment plant in Odisha’s Rourkela was inaugurated by the state Chief Minister Mr Naveen Patnaik. The event was graced by several ministers and MLAs.
The scope of the two projects was wide. The Tamil Nadu project involved construction of the treatment plant and tapping water from the Cauvery flowing 22 km away. It has six ground-level sumps, 21 newly constructed overhead reservoirs and 46 existing overhead reservoirs. Distributed through feeder mains across 80 km, potable water now reaches 9 lakh people through 1.05 lakh house service connections across a jurisdiction of 731 km.
The Odisha project involved survey, design, and execution of 185 km RCC pipeline, construction of manholes and HSC-laying with four pumping stations and the sewage treatment plant. To stay on course, the project team overcame several procedural challenges, especially those of land clearance approvals and public hindrances. Close to 2.5 lakh people will benefit from the plant.


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