KODIGEHALLI:Recently, the students of an international school from Classes 5 to 8, helped their neighbouring Kodigehalli Government School, to address environmental issues and water conservation.
Amrutamshu Iyengar, one of the participants from the TRIO World School, said, “We all need to notice that a regular tap usually gushes out more water than we require to perform simple tasks like washing hands, brushing.
Therefore, stopping the excess water was the first step towards water conservation. We also realised that the water supply at the government school was limited, hence it was crucial to implement certain systems to address the water shortage.”
The students implemented a grey water system at the government school.
The system captures water used for hand and plate washing, purifies it and makes it easily available for reuse in the garden or toilet, instead of pushing it into the drain. This usually accounts for anywhere between 40-60 per cent of the school’s daily usage of water. The students conserved around 70-100 litres of water this way.
The students also implemented a drip irrigation system in one part of their own school garden.
“At our school, we always strive to inculcate the importance of community services from the grass root level. We also hope to reach out to many other schools and institutions with such systems that will help in water conservation,” said a spokesperson of the school.
This time, the students spent two days at the government school and worked on initiatives to help manage waste, water, energy, biodiversity and sanitation.
Working in five teams, each with their own topic, they implemented cost effective and sustainable solutions.