With the sole focus on replenishing the depleting water levels in Gurgaon, DLF Foundation in partnership with SURGE has been continuously striving to create infrastructure to enable water harvesting. Installation of these units will not only aid in improving water table in Gurgaon but also address flooding of the roads and low lying areas which causes tremendous inconvenience to the public in general.
Each unit can hold up to 18 kilolitres of water at one time. The designs enable water percolation to the maximum, thereby increasing water table. DLF Foundation in association with SURGE would be responsible for regular maintenance of the units to ensure that all the units are functional through proper desilting and civil maintenance of the structures.
Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh (CEO, DLF Foundation) said, “As we all know that the crisis of water scarcity is looming large on the horizon now and it is time for action. The launch of this 125th Water Harvesting Unit is an important landmark for Gurgaon and through this initiative, we are hoping to send out a message that water is a scarce commodity and needs to be conserved. We hope to reach out to as many people as we can and send out this message and seek their support and participation in this initiative.”
SURGE has been working to raise the level of public awareness in Gurgaon on issues like sustainable development, environment, water harvesting, waste disposal, electricity, roads, schooling, medical facilities in the last few years.