Saving Water Wasted in Urban Areas for Rural Irrigation

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The main idea is to save water that is wasted in urban areas and use it for irrigation in rural areas. A lot of water is wasted in all urban areas in Kenya through cisterns in urinal systems in commer

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By Samuel Nguuni

The main idea is to save water that is wasted in urban areas and use it for irrigation in rural areas. A lot of water is wasted in all urban areas in Kenya through cisterns in urinal systems in commercial buildings that flushes water continuously 24hrs a day.

I have designed a simple control system and installed one in each floor of our eight floors office building in Nairobi that detect a person and flushes water automatically only when the urinal is used.  We are currently saving approximately eight millions liters of water annually. The payback period was only six months.

If such systems are installed in all urban commercial buildings in Kenya, a lot of water will be available for irrigation in rural areas.

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