Everyday about 500 litres of water is used to wash before prayers in this mosque

 Heres a Coimbatore mosque that is re-using the ablution water to recharge groundwater
news Water conservation Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 20:15

Are you thinking of new ways to save water when your state is suffering from a water shortage?

Masjidhul Ihsaan mosque at Karumbukkadai is doing its bit to recharge groundwater using the ablution water.

They have adopted the method used by the NGO Siruthuli which works for water conservation.

Speaking to The News Minute, Abdul Hakkim, Public Relations Secretary, Jamaath-e-Islami Hind (JIH), “Everyday Muslims do five times prayer. They wash their face, hands and legs every time before prayer, usually all the water goes to the drainage. We were thinking of ways how to save this water. Everyday about 500 litres of water is used up that way,” he said.

Talking about the method, he said, “Similar to rain water harvesting, we have set up structures to purify the waste water so that the groundwater gets recharged. We have two pits of that are 10 feet and 5 feet wide and the water from the mosque is let into the pit,” he said.

They are planning to extend the plan to 100 mosques. “We have already started in two mosques. He said that around 10,000 litres of water is being consumed per week  in mosques across the city for ablution purpose.

He also added that more mosques like Athar Jamath mosque at Oppanakkara Street, Masjidhul Huda  at Karumbukkadai, Qurathul Aiyn mosque at RS Puram are also interested in adopting the same method.


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