Restore, Recycle, Reuse
Scarcity of water has been an alarming concern in Mumbai, especially after the sharp deficit in rainfall last year. With rising consumption levels, there is a shortage of water supply even after normal monsoon, and the situation is only worsening with each passing year. Water cuts, limited hours of water supply and resorting to supplies from tankers has become an ongoing misery for Mumbaikars. Fortunate is that residential society that gets adequate water supply, and savvy is that society that has an efficient water management system which conserves every drop of water and recycles it to great effect to meet the needs of the residents.
One Avighna Park, located in the heart of Lower Parel, has a state-of-the-art water management system with a capacity to recycle 100,000 litres of water everyday – treating the sewage water with a process that transforms it into pure water again. The super luxury On in Mumbai comprises of two high-end signature towers, two residential towers for the rehabilitated residents and a proposed residential building. With 1,408 residential units, the premium project will house more than 7,800 persons. Meeting the water supply requirements of such large number of residents, especially in a densely populated city like Mumbai, is nothing less than a challenge.
With an aim to conserve more and waste less, the project team at One Avighna Park decided to adopt the most sustainable mode of water management. To reduce the overall water loss and water demand following features are implemented at One Avighna Park:
Sewage Water Reclamation Plant: The super luxury residential project, One Avighna Park, is equipped with an efficient Sewage Water Reclamation Plant, to treat and reuse the sewage water generated onsite. The plant, designed to be used for the entire campus, treats both grey (domestic) and black (flush) water. Of the total capacity of 1,000 KLD, about 300 KLD is dedicated to meet the requirements of One Avighna Park and remaining is used for the other buildings on site. The 100% good quality treated water provided by the SWRP is used to fulfil the flushing, gardening and car washing requirements of the residents. This has also minimalized the need for water resources from Municipal Corporation, and has strengthened the project’s self-sufficiency.
Rainwater harvesting: Mumbai has been receiving its fair share of rains each monsoon. Taking advantage of this natural benefit, a rainwater harvesting system is installed at One Avighna Park. The system collects surface and roof run-off water during monsoons, treats it and enables it to be reused. The harvested water is then filtered and stored for recharging the bore-well, irrigation systems and even for the car-washing requirements.
Water Meters & Fixtures: Adding to One Avighna Park’s sustainability quotient are its low-flow water fixtures and water meters. Fully compliant with the IGBC Green Home Standards, the high-quality water fixtures and water meters help to maintain a close watch on the usage of water resources. These systems also help in minimizing the wastage of water resources. It also helps the residents to keep a self-watch on their water consumption and wastage levels.
Green Landscape: Last but not the least is the landscape design of One Avighna Park. Comprising a vegetation of drought-tolerant species and less turf area, the landscape is designed to be fully water sufficient and compliant to the Green Building norms. The efficient irrigation system incorporated at One Avighna Park helps in easy maintenance of green vegetation within the project’s vicinity, and avoids any wastage of water supply.
All such simple, practical and beneficial water management techniques practiced at One Avighna Park opens the gateway to a quality lifestyle for its residents, and also sets an example of sustainable development. With the growing concerns on water supply hampering sustainable urbanization, projects like One Avighna Park stand tall as a promise to a better future, setting the benchmark is sustainable water management and conservation.