How I save water: This firm has no drainage system, recycles 98% of waste water

At a time when the city is faced with water shortage, Cybage Software Private Limited, a company based in Kalyani Nagar, is finding it easy to manage because its initiatives for water conservation.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: April 17, 2016 12:36 am

At a time when the city is faced with water shortage, Cybage Software Private Limited, a company based in Kalyani Nagar, is finding it easy to manage because its initiatives for water conservation.

Elston Pimenta, the HR head at the company, says they have not only implemented numerous plans within the office premises for water conservation, but have also educated their employees to commit to limiting the use of water.

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“We have our own sewage treatment plant (STP) which recycles about 1.3 lakh litres of water per day. Along with it, rain water harvesting, re-usage of water within the premises, water sensors in all toilets, no-drainage system are some of steps taken for water conservation in the company,” he said.

The company has no drainage system, so 98 per cent of waste water is recycled. It has also installed sensors at strategic points in the office toilets, which have been configured in such a way that minimum amount of water is used at each output. Company also recycles the water used at its central fountain in the campus and the cooling towers every fortnight. The recycled water is utilized for flushing toilets.

“Our efforts include vigorous promotions of simple domestic implementations that our employees can inculcate for saving water. Education through screen savers, promotional materials, competitions, employee feedback and suggestions have always been successful and effective. Also, our CSR wing has done a huge job of de-silting river bodies in various villages in the Marathawada region and Purandar taluka (Pune district) to conserve water,” said Elston.

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