KARNATAKA STATE POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD HAS STARTED ISSUING NOTICES TO THE APARTMENT OWNERS ASSOCIATION IN AND AROUND BELLANDUR AREA.
The KSPCB had earlier carried out a survey and now is handing out notices to apartments if the complex does not have STPs as per the direction of the National Green Tribunal passed on May 18, 2017, asking both the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and the State Pollution Control Board to check the discharge of effluents from apartment complexes located on lake catchment areas.”
Notices/Letters are being issued asking the Apartment Owners Association to comply at the earliest. Since the time of the notice being served, a time period has been given and the associations have been asked to build STPs in the stipulated time frame or face heavy penalties.
Many apartment complexes and residents have filed a public interest litigation with the Karnataka High Court and a petition with the NGT.
1). No sewage could be discharged in a drain that ends up in lakes
2). The sewage from the apartments may be collect the discharge and transport it in trucks to the nearest STP installed by the BWSSB