Manav Rachna launches Acquifer Storage & Recovery Structure in presence of DC Faridabad

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Manav Rachna launches Acquifer Storage & Recovery Structure in presence of DC Faridabad
Manav Rachna launches Acquifer Storage & Recovery Structure in presence of DC Faridabad

Manav Rachna launches Acquifer Storage & Recovery Structure in presence of DC Faridabadtwenty second July 2023: Urbanization-induced speedy inhabitants progress and related groundwater depletion have been impacting Faridabad for the final 3-4 many years.  There is a gradual improve in city flash flood-related water logging in completely different components of town. A wise answer to deal with these two important points of Faridabad Smart City (FSC) has been proposed beneath a DST-funded analysis challenge applied by Manav Rachna Centre for Advanced Water Technology and Management (MCAWTM), Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies Faridabad. MRCAWTM has produced another design by modifying the generally used rooftop rainwater harvesting and synthetic groundwater recharge system (RTRWHS) and has come out with a more practical and environment friendly Aquifer Storage and Recovery System (ASRS) to deal with two eco-sensitive points of the city atmosphere.

The challenge has been titled: Co-solving Water Logging and Groundwater Depletion Issues in components of Faridabad Smart City

Two places had been recognized beneath the FSC space in sector 16A (PWD, B&R colony) and 15A (Officers’ colony) in session with FSCL and PWDFaridabad. Here, aquifers are depleted and water logging occurs on such a scale that the residents are certain to stay indoors for days throughout heavy downpours in monsoon annually. Streets stay submerged beneath 2-3 toes of water for a number of hours; transport and motion completely go deserted. Even if water is eliminated, mud and dust persist for a number of days creating an unhealthy ambiance and enhancing the chance of waterborne and communicable ailments.

The constructed ASRS at B & R PWD colony Sector 16A and Officers colony, Sector 15A, Faridabad are working completely effective and have been examined in the course of the monsoon. It was examined for the primary time throughout 73mm rainfall on thirtieth Aug 2022. The efficiency of the primary system was reconfirmed in the course of the rain episode of twenty second and twenty third Sept 2022 (110mm in 24hr on 22 Sept 2022, IMD) the place commutative rainfall for 48 hrs was almost 150mm. The whole water of the colony road moved into the system easily and the colony space obtained rid of waterlogging inside 3-4 hours after the rain stopped. The second ASRS at sector 16A can also be working effective.

Each system is designed to soak up a most of 2000 m3/day of water. The system collects water first in a de-siltation chamber having a baffle wall to scale back silt load and supply laminar circulate transfers to the coagulation chamber by gravity for pretreatment of stormwater to scale back suspended particles, the water strikes additional to filtration cum recharge nicely by gravity circulate. The silt-free stormwater enters to recharge nicely and transfers to the vadose zone simply above the water desk by passing a big dry zone to launch water by way of a slotted casing. The water strikes to the aquifer travelling by way of a small half of the vadose zone. It supplies a sooner absorption fee and safer discharge of rainwater to aquifer to co-solve two important water points in a gainful method.

The Deputy Commissioner Faridabad Sh Vikram Singh, IAS, and Chairman, Central Ground Water Board Sh Sunil Kumar collectively inaugurated these constructions right now on 28th June 2023 in the presence of Dr Prashant Bhalla, President, MREI; Dr. Parveen Arora, Head, Water Technology Cell, Department of Science and Technology and different dignitaries as Dr N C Wadhwa, DG, MREI, Dr Dipankar Saha, Chair Professor, MRCAWTM.

The challenge is given to MRCAWTM, MRIIRS by way of Principal Investigator Dr. Arunangshu Mukherjee and Co-PI Dr Nidhi Didwania.

The constructions have been constructed on the land of PWD and will probably be handed over to PWD after the completion of the challenge for additional upkeep. Faridabad Smart City Limited (FSCL)has helped to acquire NOC for the development of constructions in PWD premises.  The success of the challenge could be scaled up throughout the sensible metropolis space of Faridabad and different related conditions.

Mansi Praharaj

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