With the country’s first eco-friendly sewerage treatment plant commissioned on Monday, 17 November , residents of Trashigang town finally got a solution to an ever-mounting problem.
Dedicated to the coronation and centenary celebrations, the new plant, built with a Nu 9.1 m DANIDA funding, will collect sewage from 58 houses in town.
[...] “The plant uses only microbes (bacteria) to treat the sewage and no chemicals are used. It won’t emit any smell,” said the plant’s inventor and managing director of Advanced Environmental Control, Mr Jan Hyttel from Denmark. [...] Zeko of Sangsel Eco Trade, the distributor of the [eco-line®] plant in Bhutan, said that the plant has an optimum capacity of 850 houses and is suitable for remote areas.
[I]n the past, house owners had to clean their septic tanks, discarding all the waste in the nearby stream. Most residents in the town share toilets with neighbours because of lack of space [and] have to pay to empty the tanks.
[...] Two similar projects are underway in Tsirang town and the ministers’ enclave in Motithang, Thimphu.
Source: Tshering Palden, Kuensel Online, 20 Nov 2008