IIM Bangalore on Thursday received Appreciation Certificate from the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), acknowledging the implementation of rainwater harvesting and reuse of treated wastewater, as part of ‘Jalarushi Puraskar’ for public/institutions coming under the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits.
Some of the measures highlighted by IIMB in the report prepared the school’s Estate Office include rooftop rainwater harvesting, rainwater harvesting storage tank, groundwater recharge wells, open wells, sewage treatment plant, biological block for waste, water pressure reducing aerators for wash basins, borewells, and overhead tank for storage of STP water.
A case study on integrated water management included details like water management planning, rooftop rainwater harvesting, recharge wells, open wells, borewells, STP, maintenance and water billing, IIM B statement said here.
The best practices highlighted in the report by IIMB included: harvesting, storing and using as much rooftop water as possible, thus reducing reliance on BWSSB and borewells; groundwater recharge through 57 recharge wells and three large open wells, and STP treated water being used for watering the gardens and other use. Moreover, an estimated 2.0 to 2.5 lakh litres of treated wastewater is generated per day which is used to the full extent. (Agency)
The Jalarushi Puraskar for public institutions coming under BBMP limits is in appreciation of IIMB’s adoption of environment-friendly initiatives which shows concern for water conservation.#IIMB #IIMBangalore pic.twitter.com/gr3cmRSaVi— IIM Bangalore (@iimb_official) November 26, 2020