Water conservation campaign planned to tackle dry days

To spread the word on water conservation and encourage citizens to use water judiciously in the wake of the water crisis this summer, citizen activists have chalked out a campaign under the banner ‘Bengaluru Water Warriors’.

Led by a group of activists from Bangalore Civic Leadership Incubation Programme (B.Clip) team along with volunteers, the campaign will involve a walkathon, door-to-door campaigns, distribution of pamphlets, meetings at ward level among others to promote rain water harvesting (RWH) and water conservation measures.

“More than 500 volunteers, including water conservation and RWH experts, have shown interest in the campaign that will run throughout the year. We will kick-start the campaign on March 18 by organising a mega walkathon,” said a core volunteer, Meenakshi Ravikrishna.

The team said that it wants all the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and government properties in the first place to install RWH and other related measures. “We will work towards that as part of the campaign and will meet government officials,” added Ravikrishna.

The walkathon, supported by Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.Pac) will start from Kanteerava stadium at 7.30 am and culminates at MG Road Metro station. Participants will be told to take an oath on not wasting water and using it efficiently. A memorandum will be handed over to BWSSB officials.

Water conservationists, RWH-trained plumbers and interested citizens who want to be part of the water awareness campaign events can call 8762036823.

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