To combat water supply problems stemming from delayed and erratic monsoon, Greenwood High School in Bengaluru decided to lower its dependence on bore wells. The school started harvesting rain water last year and as part of its innovative water conservation campaign, the school has managed to save about 200,000 litres/day. This has reduced the total water consumption by 30%, a huge achievement for the 2,000 student strong school.
Speaking to Clean India Journal, Principal Aloysius D’Mello says, “The rainwater harvested is used in washrooms and for cleaning & gardening purposes Tanks of varying capacity are installed across the 30 acre campus for effective rainwater collection. Through this campaign we hope to spread the message of water conservation and make people realise the importance of it.”
The school also engages in vermi-compost to tackle the organic waste generated in the school. The vermi-compost is used to maintain patches of vegetables and flowering plants across the campus.
Read more in the next issue of Clean India Journal