Chandigarh: With a view to feeding Sukhna Lake with tertiary treated water, UT Administration is conducting treatment of the tertiary water with advanced technology by the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC). UT has installed a system to treat the water at tertiary treated water pumping station.
Once the treated water meets all parameters, UT will be ready to feed Sukhna Lake with the tertiary treated water, said Santosh Kumar, Director CPCC.
Recently during the analysis of the tertiary treated water at the laboratory, the total suspended solids (TSS) and total dissolved suspended (TDS) levels of Phosphate and Ammonia have been found under 10 level whereas the Oxygen level in water was found to be nil.
UT has outsourced the testing of the water from a private company which will carry out the testing for around one month before CPCC arriving on the decision to feed the lake with tertiary treated water.
Santosh Kumar said, “This is very favourable result as only Oxygen level is to be raised in water before feeding into the lake. The treated water will also be made clear in colour once the hydrates and phosphates are brought under permissible limits. Increasing the Oxygen level in water will make the water suitable for filling up of the lake without disturbing the aquatic life.”
Santosh Kumar said that once all the parameters of BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand), TSS (Total Suspended Solids), and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) levels are met with, then the water can be used to feed Sukhna Lake.
Surinder Singh, the supervisor of the treatment machine, said that the system adopted to treat the tertiary water is one of the best technology in the world and till date the test have proved positive and the water is ready to be used for the feeding to the lake without disturbing the aquatic life.
The exercise is being done after high court took sou motu of the depleting level of the water in Sukhna Lake as it was on the verge of drying. HC directed UT Administration to find solution to the frequent drying of the lake which is depended upon rain to get filled.
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