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Schools get new solar system to purify water

To harness renewable energy,four government schools in East Delhi have installed a new water pumping system that uses solar energy and developed jointly by power distribution company BYPL and IIT-Delhi.

To harness renewable energy,four government schools in East Delhi have installed a new water pumping system that uses solar energy and developed jointly by power distribution company BYPL and IIT-Delhi.

Called the renewable energy assisted pump (REAP),it is an easy to install submersible pump connected to a water tank with a specially-designed motor powered by a solar panel.

The innovative,energy-saving water purification system has been installed at Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Seemapuri,Raja Ravi Verma Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Nandnagri,Government Senior Secondary School No-1 in Shahdara and Government Senior Secondary School No-2 in Shahdara.

A dozen other East Delhi schools are already in the fray to install the system that saves electricity and ensures purified drinking water.

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“Potable water along with adequate sanitation facilities in schools is part of the Right to Education (RTE). By providing safe drinking water,REAP is helping make these schools RTE compliant. To ensure availability of purified drinking water in these schools,the technology provides an ultra-violet water purification system ,” a BYPL official said

“Raw and untreated water is being used for sanitation purposes. Additionally,the REAP system will help conserve 3-4 KW of electricity at each school,” the official said.

The REAP systems in schools are being funded by local legislators from their MLA Local Area Development funds.

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“The system is useful for schools in addressing their needs for sanitation and clean drinking water. Public representatives and school authorities have shown a great interest in this system,” Ramesh Narayanan,the CEO of BYPL,said.

First published on: 27-09-2012 at 12:41:46 am
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