Perambalur, Sep 7: The new underground sewer system at an estimated cost of Rs 23.38 crore for Perambalur municipality was expected to be ready in the next three years, according to official sources.
The sources said while the Tamil Nadu Government had sanctioned Rs 6.73 crore, the Perambalur Municipality would raise a loan of Rs.11.28 crore and the remaining Rs 5.37 crores would be collected through public contribution. The project would put an end to the pollution caused by discharge of sewage into roadside in the town, where the per capita discharge in a day, was estimated to be around 100 litres, the sources added.
The project would benefit about 34,000 in Perambalur town, 42,000 in the interim stage by 2023 and 49,000 in the ultimate stage by 2038. About 3,253 manholes would be built. The system would have a capacity to provide 10,169 house connections.
The system would have a main pumping station and two sub-pumping stations. A sewage treatment plant would be set-up on a three-acre site at Neduvasal with a capacity to treat about 42 lakh litres a day, the sources said.