In a bid to save water, unique initiatives are coming to fore sensitising people to introduce new technology in their homes to cut down the daily wastage of water.
Targeting schoolchildren this time to endorse their public message, the Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) is one such body that has come up with a unique initiative—fitting aerators on taps— to fix the problem of water wastage at homes. They are also approaching malls to endorse this social message to the public.
Having already implemented the same with key malls and multiplexes in the city, the IPA is carrying forward its campaign ‘I save water’ through schoolchildren now.
With the device to be fitted into the tap at a cost of Rs 150, according to the IPA members, these aerators can be simply screwed onto the faucet head, creating a no-splashing stream and often delivering a mixture of water and air. Presently, they have initiated the campaign by fitting these devices into the taps of wash basins in malls, multiplexes, IT houses and restaurants in the city.
Usually while washing hands, there is a wastage of eight to nine litre of water and with the aerators on taps, the usage is limited to 2.5 litre, according to the IPA.
Chairman, IPA, Pravin Bora said they plan to save more than one crore litre of water before monsoon and have tied up with the Finolex industries. “The twin cities Pune/ Pimpri-Chinchwad have a collective population of 50 lakh and if 5 per cent of the population adopt these practices, then 10 litre water can be saved daily, ‘’ he said.
The IPA in Pune has said projects planned will entail there is annual water saving. The aim is to save nearly 1 crore litre of water in Pune city before the onset of monsoon.