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Rain­wa­ter har­vest­ing can be a so­lu­tion, be­lieves Prof Alok Sri­vas­tava from PU. Hav­ing worked on water-re­lated is­sues for the past two decades, he opines, “A sim­ple rain har­vest­ing scheme hav­ing 50% ef­fi­ciency and us­ing 100 sq me­tres of rooftop of a typ­i­cal house in Chandi­garh, which is known to have an av­er­age rain­fall of 1,000 mm, could yield suf­fi­cient water for fam­ily of five for a year.”

Although the MC has spent Rs 15 crore for sup­ply­ing of ter­tiary, treated water to houses of 1 kanal and above in sec­tors 31 to 48, it did not find tak­ers for con­nec­tions. Even the MC’s hor­ti­cul­ture depart­ment is not us­ing ter­tiary water in sev­eral sec­tors for main­te­nance of parks.

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