NMMC to use German tech to save water in civic hospital
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)