Gurugram: With an aim to improve the depleting ground water table, residents of Sare Homes, located in Sector 92, Gurugram, have made second artificial pond operational adjacent to the society on Monday.
The Resident Welfare Association (RWA) has created two pits in order to address the water crisis in the city.
The pit is around 30 feet long and 10 feet wide with a capacity of 200 KLD. The residents claimed to recharge 100 KLD of groundwater as both the artificial ponds are being operational.
They informed that the officials of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) also inspected the site.
Gambusia fish was also provided by the MCG to prevent the breeding of mosquito larvae in the ponds.
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Praveen Malik, RWA President of Sare Homes said, “We have constructed two artificial ponds in the green belt area of our society earlier in September. One was made operational then and now we have made the other one operational as well.”
“We are supplying surplus sewage treated water into the pits to recharge the ground water. We are continuously monitoring the pits to make sure that no foul smell, mosquito breeding happen at the pits. GMDA and the municipal corporation team have also inspected it,” he said.
“Around 100 KLD water is being recharged through these pits. We are hoping that other societies will also replicate the model in their neighbourhood areas. Conserve water for future is the need of the hour,” he added.