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How i save water: ‘Drip irrigation saves every little drop’

Sunil Mane has connected a pipe with nozzles for each pot to the outlet of the purifier which goes through all the pots in his garden and waters them.

Written by Dhanashree Padhye | Pune | Published: April 11, 2016 2:31:19 am
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Sunil Mane, a resident of Aundh uses water which is wasted in the purification process in a water purifier to water his plants. He uses it for drip irrigation—a method of watering plants that uses a network of valves and pipes allowing water to drip slowly directly onto the soil or roots. He has connected a pipe with nozzles for each pot to the outlet of the purifier which goes through all the pots in his garden and waters them. In doing so, he uses more than 50 per cent of the water which would otherwise be wasted.

“I started with this method on ‘World Water Day’, this technique is saving at least five buckets of water which were earlier required for the plants and also uses water which was wasted by the purifier, saving approximately 120 litres of water. All this costs just RS 750 which I consider a good investment,” said Mane, who is also saving a lot of time as he does not need to water the plants separately. This also ensures that the plants are watered when he is away from home for days.

This journalist-turned-entrepreneur, however, checks the PH level of the water as sometimes the water can be hard.
Talking about promoting this method and spreading awareness to save water, Mane said, “I would be happy to help if anyone wants guidance regarding the project, they can surely contact me. I am also ready to dedicate my weekends for this cause.”

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