To reinforce with students that water is a resource which needs to be used wisely — and this wise use begins with each individual.
- The Earth might seem like it has abundant water, but in fact less than 1 percent is available for human use.
- The rest is either salt water found in oceans, fresh water frozen in the polar ice caps, or too inaccessible for practical usage.
- We are wasting this one percent water.
- Water free urinals are installed in four schools in the district Nawanshahar and successfully functioning. With the installation of these urinals’ schools are saving 643420.0 liters water every year.
- Faucet leak audit in schools saved 107553 liters water every year in total.
- Installation of “tippy-taps” which are faucets controlled by a foot pedal. Not only will this decrease the amount of water that is wasted, it minimizes the spread of germs associated with bathroom use.
- The third project underway is soak-pits. A soak pit, also known as a leach pit, is a covered, porous-walled chamber that allows water to slowly soak into the ground. Constructed with simple materials such as limestone, concrete, sand and plastic pipes, it is an ideal solution for recharging ground water levels in rural communities prone to seasonal bouts of water scarcity.