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The Underground Sewerage Scheme for Karur-Inam Karur Municipality has been administratively sanctioned for Rs.35.00 Crores in G.O.Ms.No.730/MA&WS/ dt.30-12-2000. The detailed project report is approved for Rs.27.64 Crores with the following cost sharing pattern in Lr.No.J-39020/13/2001-NRCD-11/dt.9-7-2002.

 GOI : Rs.11.06 Crores

 GOTN : Rs. 7.90 Crores

 Local Body : Rs. 6.31 Crores

 Public contribution : Rs. 2.37 Crores

The total area of the town is 27.00 sq. km. The town is divided into 3 zones. The sewage generated from each zone is collected through a network of street sewers to a collection well. The sewage collected in each zone is pumped to the sewage treatment plant constructed at Vanchi of capacity 15.00 MLD by adopting Extended Aeration Sludge Process system. The treated effluent is let into the natural channel below the STP site and utilized for Agriculture. The total length of sewer line is 88.90 KM with 3013 manholes. The total number of house service connections is 15000 Nos. The Local bodies have effected 12861 House Service Connections as on date. (Karur-7658 & Inam Karur-5203)

The Project was commenced on 14-2-2003. The scheme has been completed & commissioned on 30.11.2006 and it is under the maintenance (for 5 years)

For additional works such as Removal of hard rock and dense medium rock by controlled blasting for laying of sewers, Providing diesel generator for MPS and STP (2 Nos. each 500 KVA capacity), Providing RCC flooring to aerobic lagoon & maturation pond of STP, peripheral road for STP, Lighting arrangements, compound wall for all side of STP an amount of Rs.295 lakhs was sanctioned by GOI vide NRCD Lr.No J-39020/13/2001-NRCD-11/14-08-07. All the additional works have been completed.

Out of Rs. 31.25 Crores received from the above funding agencies an expenditure of Rs.33.122 Crores incurred as on 31-12-2010.

The population benefited is 121582.

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