Pune eateries serving half a glass of water to customers
Pune: With water cuts being enforced in Pune, many restaurants are thinking of “portion controlling” the one consumable that is usually free for customers — drinking water.
From serving just half-aglass of water at a time to not refilling a glass unless the customer specifically asks for it to promoting packaged drinking water, eateries in the city are trying out different concepts to save water. Some have also started cut- ting down on the water flow from washroom taps.
Restaurateurs TOI spoke to said every drop of water will now be used cautiously, as they too may have to depend on tankers for simple chores like washing utensils and floor cleaning.
A lounge owner said the time of water flow from the washroom taps has already been reduced. “Our washroom has smart faucets that use automatic sensors to detect the need for water flow. We cut down the time for which this water can flow by 50%. Also, when guests walk in, we usually serve them a glass of water. But, we will now discontinue the practice of topping up the glasses every time they take a few sips. Instead, we would ask if they need a refill,” he said.
This is the first time the Pune Municipal Corporation has initiated water cuts this early — in October — as compared to February or March.