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Durgam Cheruvu is set to get a new lease on life as the government of Telangana has initiated some measures to stop sewage problem of the lake.

The lake now sees 30 million liters of sewage waters by entering the residential area of Jubilee Hills two entries in Prashasan Nagar and Madhapur area of influence. A five million liters Treatment Plant one day (MLD) Sewage (STP) was created by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) back in 2006 when the lake was receiving only three MLD of sewage.

However, with the sudden increase in residential properties in the years around the wastewater flows have since increased tenfold. A survey of instances of the Superior Court found that there are 222 invasions within 156 acres spread the lake.

Residents of the surrounding areas of the lake do admit that flooding of sewage water laden lake is common when the dump surplus or channel gates are closed. To prevent flooding, the water in the lake has to be maintained at a constant level, sometimes below its level of full tank, constantly letting water downstream.

"During one such case last month, basements of many buildings were flooded, requiring an inspection by the Minister of Irrigation T. Harish Rao. Then, the Minister announced the formation of a committee headed by GHMC additional commissioner PS Pradyumna to work out an improvement plan for the lake, "said a senior official, who requested anonymity.

Reliably learned that the committee had suggested improving the capacity of STP lonely. While it is not enough land near Lake install a 50 MLD STP, immediate capacity improvements can increase the performance of the plant for the treatment of waste water 12 MLD, he said.

The committee also recommended that sewage should keep out of the lakes downstream by diverting the origin and subsequent downstream processing. Consequently, the wastewater is diverted to Malka and Ibrahimbagh Cheruvu lake for downstream processing before launch. Currently WASTE Durgam Cheruvu uncontrolled flows downstream before entering the Musi River, said the senior official.