KWA seeks funds for Aluva WTP project

The Kerala Water Authority (KWA) has sought funds worth Rs 1,550 million from the Kerala government for the Aluva water treatment plant (WTP) project. Earlier, funds worth Rs 1,300 million had been allotted for the project, but this was deemed insufficient after the latest revised estimate. The project involves the construction of a WTP of 190 million litre per day (mld) capacity at Aluva, a collection well in the river near the existing 225 mld capacity WTP, a raw water pumping system, a 1,400 mm pipeline and overhead storage tanks to augment the supply of drinking water in the areas under the corporation – five municipalities and 13 panchayats. The project entails an investment of Rs 2.85 billion. It is being established on KWA’s 3.9 acre land.