Water conservation programme launched in Nashik

Rooftop rainwater harvesting for representation purpose only
Rooftop rainwater harvesting for representation purpose only

The police commisionerate on Wednesday launched the water conservation programme in which soak pits will be created to recharge groundwater artificially by rainwater harvested from the rooftops.

The programme, under the technical guidance of the Namami Goda Foundation, Nashik, has been launched with the help of funds from the Corporation Social Responsibility of the various business and commercial establishments.

Nashik commissioner of police Vishwas Nangre-Patil launched the programme across 65 police establishments by inaugurating one of the programmes in Satpur police station. “With this, we underline our commitment for the ecological development and water conservation programme. Wherever possible, we will use the system to recharge our borewells in our establishments and at other places we will have structures that will help recharge the sub-surface through the soak pits with filtered water harvested from the roof tops,” Patil said.

“The concept is to ensure rainwater is harvested and is used to recharge the groundwater levels using the existing borewells. Usually, a recharge shaft is drawn for artificial recharging purpose, which will not be the case here,” said Rajesh Pandit of the Namami Goda Foundation

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