Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-09-29 09:49 Bengaluru: The first Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) using the latest Sequential Batch Reactor Technology has been commissioned by the Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWSDB) at Malur in Kolar district. The STP has the capacity to produce 4 MLD of water. “The technology not only uses less land but also makes the water reusable for other non- potable purposes. Going forward, all towns and villages will use similar methods of technology to purify water for better usage,” said the media release from KUWSDB. Roshan Baig, Minister for Urban Development and Haj, said, “With surface water reserves being at an all-time low, water conservation and waste water treatment are essential for urban areas where consumption of water is high. By commissioning more water treatment plants, we will not only conserve water, but also be able to redistribute them effectively for industrial and domestic use. Plans to start similar facilities across the state are in the pipeline."