Sayfix expands piped drinking water

Sayfix expands piped drinking water

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-04-08 12:41 Bengaluru: Nationwide, the urban water tables are diminishing due to the increasing population and expansion of piped drinking water. While in rural India, the reduction in recharge areas is resulting in dry lakes and ponds.Bangalore's water woes are typical of those of many Indian cities. Water pollution caused by industries has significantly impacted the environmental resources of the city. Karnataka, which is one of the top five industrialized states, generates about 6 lakh kilolitres of effluent and liquid wastes every day.Due to the high consumption of water in the city, Bangaloreans are being compelled to drill new bore wells or buy water from private suppliers. The increase in the number of bore wells and the decline of groundwater levels have resulted in bore wells sinking to the depths of 1,000 feet in several areas.The results of the Public Health Institute, and the Department of Mines and Geology of the Karnataka government reveal that 52 per cent of the bore well water, and 59 per cent of tap water in Bangalore, is not safe for drinking and contains 8.4 per cent and 19 per cent E.coli bacteria respectively. Almost all the lakes in the city are littered and worse than sewage tanks. The indiscriminate industrial discharge and sewage seeping into underground water pose severe health threats to people in the city. However, the slowly progressing Rain Water Harvesting scheme is gradually improving the situation. To help this, within the last eight months, Sayfix has helped more than a hundred customers in Bangalore install RWH systems in their homes. Sayfix among other hyper local services in Bangalore is constantly striving towards delivering services that make the need for sustainable solutions a reality in today's world.In comparison to other NGO's, startups and self-financed organizations today, Sayfix has made it evident that there is a lot one can do to protect the environment. As a part of its offerings Sayfix addresses water related woes in the city through their business model. The category not only focuses on settling the issues individually but also concentrates on making Bangalore an eco-city as a part of their water conservation initiative. Sayfix concentrates on implementable solutions like rainwater harvesting, water reuse and water portability.In a city where large stretches of lakes are contaminated by littering and sewage, Sayfix ensures the safety of drinking water with their certified tests and services. It is unimaginable to have contaminated and unclean water at our homes. The polluting of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) with sewage water can spread contagious diseases that could be fatal as well. For instance, pregnant women consuming contaminated water increases the chances of fetal death and complications in pregnancy.Commenting on this, Nabin Roy - Founder and CEO of Sayfix, said, "Our Sayfix water tank cleaning teams have helped customers in emergency situations several times. Last year during the monsoon season, residents of C.V. Raman Nagar and Vignan Nagar faced severe issues of contaminated water. To tackle this, we deployed 15 teams over three days to clean and disinfect water tanks in more than 100 homes in these areas."Sayfix, as an organization is looking to help solve this problem by actively extending to its consumers services that would help aide the situation. As a part of the organization's 'Go Green' initiative and the 'Do More' campaign, Sayfix urges its consumers to help fight the water crisis in the city by providing water related services to more than 12,000 of consumers.In today's world of a lack of time and energy calling in a professional from a hyper-local service like Sayfix can make our lives more efficient and convenient.Chennai had severe water crisis till 2001. Chennai city faced severe water scarcity during the year 2001 and that acted as a major stimulus for rainwater harvesting. A special campaign was launched as a people's movement during July 2001 to popularize rainwater harvesting by the institutions as well as individual households. Simultaneously steps were also taken to provide rainwater harvesting in public buildings. Govt of Tamilnadu made Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) mandatory for all the houses in the year 2003. This initiative brought visible change in the water bed level in Chennai.According to V Balasubramanian, the former Additional Chief Secretary of Karnataka and Chairman, Centre for Policies and Practices, the Government of Karnataka will have to evacuate half of Bengaluru in the next ten years, due to water scarcity, contamination of water and diseases.The first order of any organization or startup is to recognize the problems or the issue that need to be solved. There are just a handful of organizations/ startups that operate to tackle the key environmental issues. For a better and greener tomorrow some of these startups have taken an oath to contribute for the environment and well-being of the society.While these are on the government and NGOs priority list, they are limited by time and capabilities to address each of these needs and resolve them. Here is where organizations such asSayfix are working towards redressal of resident grievances in tandem with government policies, ensuring the services address the needs of the community at an individual level. (ANI-NewsVoir)