In my Housing Ministry Salmabad apartment block, I have planted five neem saplings.
The first issue raised is how to water the plants as they are away from the building block 3100 and there is no tap nearby to provide water.
Currently, the water that flows from the A/C drain pipes in the apartments is wasted. I suggested the idea – to place plastic bottles under each of the eight A/C drains and use this water for the saplings; only to be mocked and in fact the man in charge suggested a tap be installed and water from the main water pipeline be used.
“I rest my case,” as harvesting air-conditioning water is not going to happen at my building block but a vital and a dwindling resource is going to be overburdened to provide nutrients to the plants.
With reference to “Rainfall harvesting study underway,” (GDN, July 6) may I humbly request the ministry concerned to look into the possibility of harvesting A/C drain water in future housing developments for gardening and washing vehicles.