As per environmental jurisprudence, the polluter has to pay. But apartment STPs (sewage treatment plants) are usually set up and approved by five different players. So who’s the real polluter when an STP is defective?
Better groundwater quality in cities requires an underground sewage network and its timely treatment and usage. Outskirts of BBMP limits in Bengaluru are yet to be covered by a sewage network, though plans are underway.