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An architect and urban planner by profession, Anagha Paranjape-Purohit, a resident of Bhusari Colony, Paud Road, has been conscious about judicious use and conservation of water for many years. On an individual level, not only has she been practising rainwater harvesting in her house but has also been adopting new methods to save water.
Anagha has set up her sink in such a way that it has a tub underneath and therefore, while washing utensils, the water gets collected in a tub and then that water is used in watering the plants in her garden. Not only this, while washing clothes, she lets her washing machine outlet rest in a tub and then reuses that water for plants.
Besides, she has her own consulting organisation, VKe Environmental, where they design ‘green’ buildings. Operational since 2009, they have completed numerous residential and commercial building projects where they have fitted low-water flow fixtures, that can save up to 30-40 per cent water than conventional buildings.
According to Anagha, by taking these small steps at home, she feels good that no water in her house is going waste. “Watering plants with this water has not disturbed its growth. In fact, the food particles in the water make them grow even better,” she added.
“It’s unfortunate that people take up such measures only when a severe drought situation arises. If we follow the water conservation practices everyday, we will face no water shortage in the country,” she said.