‘Save 70% wa­ter in your hous­ing so­ci­ety’

PRANAY PAWAR, pro­gramme man­ager, Alak­nanda Tech­nolo­gies, en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion firm

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

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.

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