Kalyan so­ci­ety opts for rain­wa­ter har­vest­ing

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - San­jana Nam­biar san­jana.nam­biar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

KALYAN: Af­ter bat­tling se­vere wa­ter cri­sis for six months, res­i­dents of Triveni Gar­den so­ci­ety in Kalyan (West) have de­cided to opt for rain­wa­ter har­vest­ing this mon­soon.

“Many peo­ple use borewells as an al­ter­na­tive source, but what will hap­pen when the ground­wa­ter level de­creases fur­ther. So we thought of opt­ing for rain­wa­ter har­vest­ing,” said Vi­jay Suchak, chair­man, Triveni Gar­den so­ci­ety.

The so­ci­ety is the first in the city to in­stall the sys­tem. The so­ci­ety had plans to build a sep­a­rate tank to store wa­ter re­ceived from the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion. How­ever, with the civic body im­pos­ing wa­ter cuts, they came up with the idea. “We will save at least 10.50 lakh litres of wa­ter which can be later used for house­hold pur­poses,” said Suchak.

The project has been taken up un­der the guid­ance of ex­pert Kedar Ponkshe. A tank with an area of 240 sq ft area and 7.7 ft deep has been built. If the tank over­flows, the wa­ter will be col­lected in two borewells in the so­ci­ety.

The rain­wa­ter from the ter­race of the so­ci­ety will flow into the tank through pipe­lines and later will be fil­tered through sev­eral lay­ers of stones and char­coal.

“Sources of wa­ter are van­ish­ing and we need to de­velop more sources. Ev­ery fam­ily from the so­ci­ety has con­trib­uted Rs5,000,” said Suchak. The so­ci­ety also have plans to in­stall an RO plant and soft­en­ing plant.

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