CREDAI Pune Mero to give lessons in water conservation to developers

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Pune, March 4: In a bid to sensitize the developer community about conservation of water during the process of construction and post possession of the completed buildings when the flats are occupied, CREDAI Pune Metro has undertaken a special initiative which will not only focus on creating awareness about multiple aspects of water conservation but will also have special emphasis on training the technical staff at construction site, announced Suhas Merchant, President CREDAI Pune Metro.

He was speaking at the inaugural session of this water conservation drive. Aditya Javdekar – Secretary, D. K. Abhyankar – Director General and Urmila Julka – General Manager of CREDAI Pune Metro were also present on the occasion.

Sarvesh Javdekar, Director Vilas Javdekar Developers who is known to be an expert in water saving methods at construction sites and occupied buildings / societies along with Abilash Haridass from a Chennai Based start-up specializing in IOT based platforms in water saving interacted with the developer community about possible ways and means of saving water at all times.

In his presentation Sarvesh Javdekar emphasized upon need to install water meters internally within the society to track usage of water along with educating the society members about need to keep the STP (Sewage treatment plant) well maintained and operational. According to him the standard per capita consumption of 135 litres per person per day can be brought down to 90 litres with the help of effective measures in water saving like use of low flow fixtures in plumbing and use of water meters. It has been observed that installation of water meters may result in water savings upto 50%. He also shared someone modern techniques of rainwater harvesting and some innovative cost-effective solutions for usage of water in construction work.

Abhilash Haridass said, “We have designed ‘IoT based water meter’ equipment that monitors water usage and have been promoting its use in India. It is more useful than the traditional meters whose reading is inaccurate. We have experimented using the ‘IoT based water meter’ in many societies in cities including Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad across South India to measure and conserve water.”