Weathering Water Woes
An article in the newspaper a few days ago informed that the water crisis in Mormugao would take another week to be resolved.
A few days ago on a post on some WhatsApp group highlighted a very simple innovative way in which a school in Pimpri, near Pune, overcame a chronic water shortage. The students were instructed to empty the remaining water in their water bottles before leaving school into containers placed at various exit points around the school.
With a student population of around 1600 the school collected around 200-300 litres per day.
The students also observed with a stopwatch that a dripping tap wasted up to 200ml water in 5mins. The need to conserve water was thus brought into the consciousness of every student – who also took this message home.
The school premises are now lush green with enough water to mop the floors, for flushing, for the playground grass and their kitchen garden project.
Schools in our locality too could implement such simple effective methods of conservation of precious natural resources and build such values into the consciousness of the future adult citizens of our country.
Quite obviously it is the little drops that make the mighty oceans.