The foundation stone for a new water treatment plant with a capacity of 32.50 MLD was laid today by District incharge minister Satish Jarkhiholi.
The new water treatment plant would be built atop hill at Basavnkoll near Mutyanhatti.
Belgaum city gets 54.45 MLD water from Rakaskop and similar from Hidkal dam. The current need of the city is 93.68 MLD. The Laxmitek water treatment plant is working over capacity at 68 MLD. Hence the need was felt for another water treatment plant which can support the Laxmi tek water treatment plant.
A new line of 1.5 kms would be laid (914mm) from KIADB cross Kanbargi to Basavankoll. The total storage capacity would be 55 Lakh litres. Also over head water tanks would be built at Anjeneya nagar and Kanbargi.