Coimbatore lakes to get new lease of life under Smart Cities Mission project

Last Modified: Sat Mar 31 2018 19:36:28 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 8
    Number of lakes fed by the Noyyal river that fall under the Coimbatore Corporation limits expected to get a new lease of life. A Smart Cities Mission project will restore the lakes in a phased manner, under its Area Based Development Programme (ABDP).
  • 63.5 million litres
    Approximate quantity of waste water that enters all the eight lakes of the city every day. Most of the contamination is from septic tank overflow, bathroom waste water and kitchen waste water.
  • 8
    Number of waste water treatment systems - one per lake - that will be built. The plants - recommended by consultants from Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination Society & Oasis Design Inc. - will be eco friendly and require minimal construction and space according to city corporation officials.
  • 43
    Number of inlets that drain into the lakes. In some inlets where water contamination is lesser, primary and tertiary treatment methods such as filtering drain water, setting up of floats, wetland based treatment, bio swales and other methods that naturally treat the contaminated water will be used, thus making them eco friendly.
  • 3
    Number of phases in which the project will be executed. In Phase I, Selvachinthamani Lake, Periyakulam and Vaalankulam will be restored. Singanallur Lake will be taken up under Phase II. And, in Phase III, Narasampathy, Krishnampathy, Selvampathy and Kumarasamy Tank will be restored.