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>most houses out of sewage net

>THE sewage treatment plant of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) remains underused for years due to non-cooperation of the house owners, Pinaki Roy writes in The Daily Star.
A large number of house owners in Dhaka resort to linking their sewage discharge connection directly to the storm water drainage instead of sewage management networks to evade government service charges. This results in severe pollution to the rivers, canals and lakes in and around the capital.
The city storm water drainage is directly connected to these water bodies, while sewage network is connected to Pagla sewage treatment plant in Narayanganj.
Sources in Wasa say every day the city dwellers generate around 3.6 lakh cubic metres of excreta, of which a major portion directly gets mixed with the waters of rivers, lakes and canals due to the ill practice of the house owners.
Right now there are more than five lakh buildings in the city, a Wasa source says, adding, half of these buildings are under the water supply network.
However, the Wasa authorities have only 59,310 buildings under their sewage discharge connection, the rest are contributing to the water pollution, he adds.
Pagla sewerage treatment plant has a capacity of treating 120,000 cubic metres of excreta every day, nearly one-third of total human waste generated by the city people.
But the authorities say they are getting maximum 50,000 CM of excreta every day to treat, and sometimes it comes down to 30,000 CM.
The rest of the excreta is being directly discharged to the water bodies through storm sewerage network, as almost the entire city has that network.

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