We realize that ‘Water is life’ when the water sources around us start drying up (Water Crisis In Bengaluru). When there is a shortage of water, then we think of saving and conserving water. The same thing happened with the people living in Bangalore. The borewells of the ‘Metropolis Gurukripa Apartment Complex’ in Begur, Bengaluru, started drying up in 2018.
There, when there was a shortage of water, people made up their mind to buy water tankers. But there was a person in the same apartment who did not need water tankers. Actually, he had such a Rain Water Harvesting System plan, on the basis of which he could fight against the shortage of water.
Expenditure of 20 thousand and saving of 50 thousand / month
Ganesh Shanbagh is a software engineer by profession. He has a lot of love for the environment, trees and plants and he is also very concerned about it. When there was a water crisis in the apartment (Water Crisis In Bengaluru), he knew the reason for the water shortage. He roped in like-minded people and with their help installed a unique Rain Water Harvesting System (RWH) in the apartment complex. Not only did this solve the water problem of the apartment dwellers, but due to this, about 50 thousand rupees are being saved in the water bill every month.
To prepare this water harvesting system, Ganesh first visited the houses which were already using this system. He did a lot of research on this. He then designed a very economical and effective setup for the apartment. Buying accessories for the RWH system did not prove to be an expensive deal. Ganesh and some people living in the apartment together bought everything they needed from an e-commerce website. About 20 thousand rupees were spent on this and then with the help of plumbers it was installed in the premises.
When it rained in the year 2019, after that the system started working effectively. Whatever was spent in preparing the system, it was recovered in no time. Actually, now the money spent on the water tanker started saving. From the plant in the apartment, the excess water drains into a nearby lake, which will help rectify the gradually depleting water level.
work for free
Today more than 30 apartments in Bengaluru have installed Ganesh’s RWH system in their premises and all are very happy as they no longer have to deal with water scarcity. The biggest thing is that Ganesha does not take a single rupee to help people in this work, he gives his services for free.
“By investing in RWH, we not only save money, but also save natural resources for the future generations,” says Ganesh. He said, “Bengaluru has over 22,000 apartments. If RWH is installed in every single apartment, we can save 6 to 7 thousand crore liters of water.”
See how their water harvesting system is working wonderfully in Bangalore:-
Original article: Anagha R Manoj
Editing: Archana Dubey
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