MANIPAL: The project team of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has decided to use a two-acre piece of land near the End Point to harvest rainwater.
MAHE deputy director (Projects), Ivan D’Souza said that the land has been dug up to hold eight million litre of water which can charge the existing borewells. The water body, spread across two acres has a varying depth of 8 and 10 feet to store the water. It will be called ‘Mini-Palla’.
“As a safety measure, fencing has been erected all around the water body. MAHE plans to construct two more such water bodies on its campus,” he said.
MAHE already has stations where rainwater from terraces is collected, filtered through sand filters and stored in underground tanks to be used for general purposes by students and staff.