A one-time investment on water conservation project helps CGST Vadodara-II Commissionerate recycle waste water.
Life depends on water, the reservoir depends on you’ – religiously following this mantra, Central GST Vadodara-II Commissionerate office under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance has embarked on a mission to recycle wastewater. Under their initiative ‘Jal Sanchay’ (water accumulation), the employees are saving about 14.7 Lakh litre annually, that otherwise would have been discarded into the drain.
Taking inspiration from Central Government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the project, executed at the GST Bhavan at Subhanpura, aims to recycle waste water from Reverse Osmosis (RO) water purifiers and condensed water from Air Conditioners (ACs). Leaving no drop to waste.
Emphasizing on the need to recycle and reuse waste water from RO filters, Bharat Prasad, Inspector, Central GST and Customs says it is not rocket science and anyone can implement it.
To put things into perspective, the water that otherwise would have reached the drains and burdened the water treatment plants, is now being used for cleaning purposes and replenishing the ground water tables.
The entire government-funded project utilizing 9 RO systems costs around Rs. 60,000.
With an aim to spread awareness about the initiative and inspire other government departments and people, the revenue department in Vadodara started the ‘Water Warrior Programme’ in January this year to laud the staff efforts for water conservation.
Reference: The Better India