Gurgaon RWAs gear up to deal with water woes
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Gurgaon RWAs gear up to deal with water woes

To tackle water shortage in summers and to prevent waterlogging during monsoons, resident bodies have sprung into action.

Gurgaon RWAs gear up to deal with water woes Picture used for representative purpose only

With the onset of summer season, several RWAs in Gurgaon have started taking steps for optimal use of water supply. They are also ensuring that waste water is used for some activities to reduce consumption of fresh water.

Sanu Kapila, RWA president of Nirvana Country, Sector 50, says, “To facilitate recharge of groundwater, we have dug up 14 rainwater harvesting pits. The society has borewells so that residents do not face any water shortage during summers.”

Park View Residency, a condominium in Sector 3, has built three rainwater harvesting pits. It has spent about five lakh rupees to install the system and will be spending Rs 30,000 every year on it. “We get them cleaned every year. About 50 per cent of water supply comes from groundwater. The pits also help in maintaining the groundwater level,” says SC Kumar, president of the RWA.

Measures ensuring that the societies and sectors are prepared for the monsoon season are also being taken. The cleaning of storm water drains and rainwater harvesting pits are already underway in some societies.

VMK Singh, general secretary of Suncity township, Sector 54, says, “There were a few rainwater harvesting pits built by the developer but they were non-functional. So we dug up four pits, each 40 feet deep, to help recharge groundwater. Moreover, we haven't had any waterlogging issues since then.”

Meanwhile, societies such as Malibu Towne, Sector 47, Mayfield Gardens, Sector 45 and Vatika City, Sector 49, which already have rainwater harvesting systems, are also set to get them cleaned before the onset of monsoons.



Storm water drains being cleaned at Suncity township, Sector 54, Gurgaon