New Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting System Installation by Tata Power

Tata Power

India, 22 May 2013 – Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, has continuously endeavoured to spread the message of resource conservation. In continuation with this philosophy, Tata Power’s Jojobera team installed a Rain Water Harvesting structure in the nearby Bina-Pani School of Dhanchatani area in Jamshedpur to address the pressing issue of scarcity of water.

The ground water table has slowly receded in the area causing hand pumps, wells and other water bodies to dry up which gets severe during summer. It also prevents more than 275 students from attending school. Thus, the project has been specifically designed to address these issues.

The school administration, students and teachers treat the structure as community property and appreciated Tata Power’s efforts in addressing a crucial problem of the school through involvement of Panchayati Raj institution representatives, the school itself and technical help of KRG, an organisation famed for watershed management, rain water harvesting structures.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. D S Kudalkar, Head – Jojobera Station, said, “Tata Power believes in the philosophy of improving quality of life of the communities living in, and around its area of operations. Conserving environment and augmenting social infrastructure is one of the key endeavour community development efforts. Apart from supplying water through tankers, we are also working with villagers on rain water harvesting , sensitisation on water conservation and pond deepening to increase surface water availability in the area. This will help in recharging the ground water and rejuvenating the neighbouring pumps and wells. We hope that our initiatives also help in creating enabling environment in schools by addressing low attendance among students.”

Roof top rain water harvesting system is a process where rain water is collected over building roofs and sheds to be utilized later. The RWH structure facilitates continuous recharge of the existing bore well. The runoff water generated from the open area near the harvesting tank will be utilized for charging the aquifer of the school building premise by providing contour bunds, collection chambers and other site specific structures. This will increase the quantity and quality of ground water and gradually maintain a sustainable yield for the existing water extraction structure and has a recharging potential of 10,000 M3.

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About Tata Power:
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a significant international presence. The Company has an installed generation capacity of 8521 MW in India and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited” with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, ‘Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.’ with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and ‘Maithon Power Ltd.’ with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. It is one of the largest renewable energy players in India and is developing country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through 30% stake in coal mines and a geothermal project; in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to secure coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia; in Australia through investments in enhanced geothermal and clean coal technologies and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to ‘lighting up lives’ for generations to e. Company website: www.tatapower.

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