Amogh Gosavi, a resident of Dahanukar Colony, Kothrud, has been taking small steps towards saving water at home. While taking a bath, he stands in a bucket so that the water, which would otherwise go into gutters, can be reused to wash vehicles. He also keeps a bucket under the AC duct to collect the dripping water, which is filled to the brim in two to three days. Besides, he is trying to encourage these water-saving methods by sharing them on social media as well.
Gosavi, a lawyer, got this idea of keeping a bucket under the AC duct when he visited an office which practised the same and collected 30 litres of water everyday through this method. “When the problem of water crisis started, our housing society immediately decided to act. All of us know we should fix leaking taps to save water, but somehow it always gets delayed due to some reason. So we called a plumber and fixed all the taps in the society. The cost was paid from the society expenses. This has helped us. Till now, we haven’t had the need to call for a water tanker even once,” he says.
Gosavi says that despite drought situation, it’s common to see wastage of water. “Late last night, when I went to drink sugarcane juice along with my friends, the owner cleaned the shop with four buckets of water, one after the other. I had a heated argument with him regarding it. I told him that each bucket held 30 litres of water which was wasted by him, but he did not listen. There are several ways in which you can avoid wasting water. If he cleans the floor with minimal water or alternates the cleaning process, a lot of water could be saved. But people do not understand the seriousness of the situation’’
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