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Matunga college gets ring wells to collect rainwater

For DG Ruparel College of Arts, Science & Commerce in Matunga, a water crisis faced three years ago triggered the installation of a rainwater harvesting system in the premises.

mumbai Updated: May 02, 2012 00:54 IST
Radhika Agarwal

For DG Ruparel College of Arts, Science & Commerce in Matunga, a water crisis faced three years ago triggered the installation of a rainwater harvesting system in the premises.


“In 2009, we decided to get a rainwater harvesting system on the college ground to fulfill the demand of water for horticultural purposes,” said Dr Tushar Desai, principal of the college.

The college took the initiative with the help of Members of Brotherhood (MOB), an NGO primarily working on environment-related issues. The entire project was partly funded by beverage giant Coca-Cola, as a part of its corporate social responsibility programme.

“The college lacked sufficient water resources and a rainwater harvesting system seemed as a permanent solution to the problem. Four ring wells were set up to collect water during monsoon that could be used later when required,” said Desai.

During monsoon, 1,40,000 litres of water seeps through the ground of which 50,000 litres can be harnessed daily. The water is used for vegetation, toilets and laboratories, thus reducing the dependence on sources of water.