Aimed at providing 100% sewerage facility in the city till 2025, a Rs 236-crore master plan has been prepared by administration, said deputy commissioner Shruti Singh on Tuesday.
She added that the sewerage system of the city would be connected with two pumping stations and three Sewerage Treatment plants (STPs) would also be constructed at Basti Peer Daad, Nangal Karaar Khan and Jaitewali villages. She said that the work on one pumping station and two STPs had already started, which was likely to be completed by the end of next year.
She said that 42% work of the STP had been completed, whereas the construction work of the main pumping station was near completion.
The DC added that two STPs with capacity of 100 and 25 MLD were working successfully at Pholadiwal village and another STP along with main pumping station, were constructed at a cost of Rs 62.36 crore.
She further said that Jalandhar was the third biggest city of the state and 95% of its population was availing the benefit of regular water supply whereas 85% people were getting the sewerage facility.
She said that potable water was being supplied to the residents of the city through 984 km long pipeline for which 365 tube wells and 19 over head reservoirs are working in city.