NMMC to use Ger­man tech to save wa­ter in civic hospi­tal

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVIMUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

In an ef­fort to save wa­ter by re­duc­ing the wastage, the Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (NMMC) has de­cided to use a Ger­man tech­nol­ogy at all wa­ter con­nec­tions in the civic hospi­tal in Vashi.

With the tech­nol­ogy, a user will get less wa­ter with in­creased pres­sure from any con­nec­tion on the premises. It will help them save around 70% of the wa­ter used for clean­ing and wash­ing pur­poses, an of­fi­cial said.

“Ac­cord­ing to the pro­posed plan, a small de­vice will be in­stalled at all wa­ter con­nec­tions in the hospi­tal. The de­vices will in­crease the pres­sure but de­crease the quan­tity of the wa­ter pass­ing through a tape within a given time­frame,” said Prashant Jawade, med­i­cal su­per­in­ten­dent of the hospi­tal.

“For ex­am­ple, if a tap re­leases 300 mil­ligram wa­ter in 10 sec­onds, it will re­lease only 100 mil­ligram wa­ter in the same time. The in­creased pres­sure will help a user to use the wa­ter well,” said Jawade.

The civic body is plan­ning to use the tech­nol­ogy as a pi­lot project in the 300-bed hospi­tal.

If suc­cess­ful, the same tech­nol­ogy could be used at other hos­pi­tals and gover nment of­fices.

Arvind Shinde, ex­ec­u­tive en­gi­neer of NMMC ( wa­ter sup­ply), said, “The tech­nol­ogy will be ef­fec­tive in sav­ing wa­ter at the time of se­vere cri­sis. If every­thing goes ac­cord­ing to the plan, the de­vice will be in­stalled by next week.”

“We will take re­ports from the hospi­tal au­thor­i­ties af­ter three to four weeks. If suc­cess­ful, we will think of us­ing the same tech­nol­ogy at other places too,” an­other of­fi­cial said.

Of­fi­cials from the hospi­tal said they are not fac­ing any prob­lem be­cause of 33% wa­ter cut in the satel­lite city.

“We have a di­rect con­nec­tion from the wa­ter tanks. We faced some prob­lems dur­ing the ini­tial days of wa­ter cuts. We in­formed the au­thor­i­ties about it and they fixed the prob­lem. We are run­ning our gen­eral wards, ICU and the op­er­a­tion the­atres with­out any prob­lem,” Jawade said.

The tech­nol­ogy will be ef­fec­tive in sav­ing wa­ter at the time of cri­sis. If every­thing goes ac­cord­ing to plan, the de­vice will be in­stalled by next week.

ARVIND SHINDE, ex­ec­u­tive en­gi­neer of NMMC (wa­ter sup­ply)

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