Our 1.5 Ton Air Conditioner turned `Varuna` producing almost 12 liters of water in its 6 hours of overnight usage. (Please see photo). Now, Please do refer to Mr GVK`s blog ( http://omrresident.blogspot.com/2011/06/going-green-akshaya-way.html ) & note that every day during summer, we can collect :-
1400 Air Cons at Synergy x 6 hours of running (average per day) x 12 liters = 100,800 liters a day. That is nearly 10 lorry loads of water a day ! Cost per load of 10,000 liters of water is Rs.600.
Savings for our Association
Water we can produce & save : 1 Lakh liters a day
Average number of days ACs are used in a Year : 175 days
Water saved Per Annum : 175 Lakh liters of pure water
Saving Number of loads per day : 10 loads (10,000 liters lorry tanker)
Cost per load : Rs.600
Saving Costs per day for 10 loads : Rs. 6000
Saving Cost for 175 days : Rs. 6000 x 175 = Rs. 10,50,000 ( Rs.10.50 lakhs per year )
Number of apartments in Synergy : 771
Saving Per Apartment Per Annum : Rs. 1,361 per annum
Value of Saving water : Incalculable !
Satisfaction that we have done our bit to save our Environment : Immeasurable !
If we can find a solution to collect all this water that can either be used for watering our plants & trees or for our fountains (future) etc, it will be prudent to be looked into & acted upon now & pipes laid now.
I used this bucket of water to hand-wash some garments that cannot go into a washing machine. I will write to Mantri on this & see their response. In the meanwhile, please suggest anything more that can be done to save this water other than it going down the drain & eventually into the sea.
Sriraj - D 1202