There are several challenges that apartments in Bangalore face with regards to their Sewage Treatment Plants. Some of the biggest challenges include:
- Lack of expertise: Many apartments do not have the necessary expertise to properly design, install, operate, and maintain an STP. This can lead to poor performance, breakdowns, and non-compliance with regulations.
- Lack of maintenance: Many apartments do not have the resources and equipment to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the STP. This can lead to poor performance, breakdowns, and non-compliance with regulations.
- Non-compliance with regulations: Many apartments do not have the knowledge to comply with all the regulations and laws related to the STP. This can lead to penalties and fines.
- Limited access to water: With water scarcity becoming a significant problem in Bangalore, many apartments are facing difficulty in ensuring a consistent water supply for their STP operations.
- Lack of proper monitoring: Many apartments do not have the capability to continuously monitor the functioning of the STP, detect any issues and troubleshoot them in a timely manner.
- Unskilled or unqualified vendors: Many apartments hire unprofessional or unqualified vendors to operate and maintain the STP, which can lead to poor performance, breakdowns, and non-compliance with regulations.
- Limited budgets: Many apartments do not have enough budget for the proper operation and maintenance of their STPs. This can lead to cutting costs on important aspects such as regular maintenance, repairs, and upgrades, which can further lead to poor performance, breakdowns, and non-compliance with regulations.
- Limited understanding of the importance of STP: Many apartment association do not understand the importance of STP and how it affects the environment and the community they live in.
In summary, the biggest challenges that apartments in Bangalore face with regards to their STPs are lack of expertise, lack of maintenance, non-compliance with regulations, limited access to water, lack of proper monitoring, unskilled or unqualified vendors, limited budgets and limited understanding of the importance of STP.
Having inspected close to 200+ Apartment STPs in Bangalore here’s our list of the top 10 issues we have found in Apartment STPs:
- Vendor Skills and Professionalism
- Lack of Proper Preventive Maintenance
- Human error and negligence
- Constant equipment failure due to repairs carried out by the cheapest/unprofessional vendor
- Owners apathy and social mindset against an STP
- Odour & Smell
- Inconsistent Water Quality – which is discoloured and smell
- Excess Sludge generation
- Rust, Corrosion, Dampness & Poor housekeeping
- Frequent Equipment failures
Greentivity Enviro Solutions provides wastewater and Sewage treatment solutions. It was founded to tackle the challenge of updating sewage and water treatment plants (STPs and WTPs) to meet current compliance standards. The company offers a range of services, including conceptualisation, design, engineering, consulting, performance audits, construction, renovation, upgrade, operation and maintenance, building management systems, automation, installation, and commissioning.
Greentivity Enviro Solutions works with Municipal facilities, Apartment complexes, Commercial and Industrial Facilities, and large independent buildings, among others. The company is brand- and vendor-neutral, and focuses on providing tailor-made solutions that meet the unique needs of each client. www.greentivity.in