“Use Metro water for drinking and cooking only”, says the first among a few “Dos” listed in the Chennai Metro Water portal. Now, what about the rest of the needs? Can we- the general public, the industry et al manage to collate water for the needs of our own? How to fetch water for the needs other than drinking, cooking and other essential domestic requirements? It needs a detailed debate. Perhaps we can at least start with “Reuse”, which won’t break solicitation of “Do” of Chennai Metro Water, which is much in tune with the scarcity of water at times!.
Before proceeding further, lets revisit the challenging title coined by noted environmentalists late Anil Aggarwal and Sunita Narain for one of their much celebrated water bibles, nearly a decade ago. The book was dubbed as “MAKING WATER MANAGEMENT EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS: WATER HARVESTING AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA”, in an era where India was still crawling in arena of rainwater harvesting. However, the challenge is much more, rather gigantic now. The current need is to act beyond capturing the runoff and rain water harvesting, the addendum, perhaps the most relevant one is to “Reuse” water.
It is a fact that 56% of drinking water can be replaced with reclaimed water (after treating the wastewater), for use in scenarios such as floor cleaning, toilet flushing, gardening, vehicle wash or cooling of the airconditioning plant for example. But “Reuse” is possible only if the user is certain that the water is safe. It is important to prove that the waste water is treated and it is safe for use post the treating.
In other words can we tame of the used water and ensure that it is really tamed? . This is possible in an age, where IT enabled smart monitoring systems are a reality to ensure the quality of reclaimed water. This is what we at Greenvironment Innovation & Marketing India to do and promote TO SAVE OUR WATER FOOTPRINT. Unfortunately, the voice of ‘reuse’ is not yet louder enough to grab the attention of the water stressed public at large, amid the severe water crisis which looms large irrespective of urban and rural divides.
Comment from: jay [Visitor]
Whether waste water treatment, monitoring and reuse is cost effective for an individual user ?
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