PVP COLLEGE, Pravaranagar
LOKNETE DR. BALASAHEB VIKHE PATIL (PADMA BHUSHAN AWARDEE) PRAVARA RURAL EDUCATION SOCIETY'S

PADMASHRI VIKHE PATIL COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE & COMMERCE PRAVARANAGAR

A/p Loni, Taluka:Rahata, Dist.Ahmednagar Pin : 413713 Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University pune Id No. PU/NA/ASC/(016)1971


Rainwater Harvesting

As the institute is located in low rain fall receiving area, there is always scarcity of water. Thus, the institute has set up a customised rain water harvesting system having a cost of Rs. 4.32 lakhs.
The roof area of science building is 150.87 sq. mt. and the average water collected from the area is 5.0 lakh ltrs This water is stored in two fibre tanks with the capacity of 5000 and 2000 ltrs placed behind the chemistry laboratories,
remaining water is stored in 1.0 lakh ltrs cement tank which is used for general purpose in the campus and excess water is use for ground water recharge. The water is collected and distributed in the laboratories by gravitational flow that has saved the power consumption. This water is lower in salt content which is used for preparation of solution instead of distilled water.
The water collected from the roof of the library building is about 2.8 lakh ltrs which is used to recharge the tube well. The rain water collected from post graduate building is 2.0 lakh ltrs out of which 5000 ltrs is stored in fibber tank situated at east side of the building and excess water is used to recharge the tube well.
The rain water harvesting has benefited to a greater extent and has fulfilled the timely needs of water throughout the year. It helped us to overcome the water scarcity.