‘Save 70% water in your housing society’
PRANAY PAWAR, programme manager, Alaknanda Technologies, environmental conservation firm
What does it take to set up a rain water harvesting unit?
A rainwater harvesting is done through a proposed area where rain water being harvest and transport, filtration storage for reuse or ground water recharge. One has to construct ground water recharge pit and storage.
What is the awareness level among people?
Not many know about rainwater harvesting and the civic law. Students are more aware as they learn about it in schools and colleges.
Once the system is set up, is there an inspection required and how it is done?
The rainwater harvesting system needs to be monitored only before and during the rain. It is the responsibility of the housing society, not the municipal corporation, to get it checked.
How is the system helpful?
The storage water can be used for all non- potable purposes such as flushing, gardening and washing cars. The housing societies can save up to 60% to 70 % of water.