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Sustainable way to combat water hardness

delhi Updated: Aug 31, 2010 00:43 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
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When everyone is looking up to the government to solve civic issues, S.K. Maheshwari, a resident of Brij Vihar in Ghaziabad, installed a rainwater harvesting well (RHW) inside his house to improve the quality of groundwater.

According to experts, the RHW is one of the most effective ways to improve the quality of groundwater. The water hardness can be reduced this way, though it takes several years.

Maheshwari uses a normal water purifier for drinking water while he has spent around Rs 15,000 to install the RHW system. "The RHW is scientifically designed and only fresh-water is allowed through a three-stage process. We don’t allow waste water to seep into the ground through RHW as it contaminates the groundwater," Maheshwari said.

He believes in optimum use of water and uses waste water from kitchen, bathrooms in his garden.

"This way we are making effective use of waste water and ensure that underground water gets saved from contamination. Every individual should install a RWH plant to recharge and save groundwater from contamination and hardness," he added. He also uses water from the AC to wash his cars.

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