PUNE: To avoid water wastage while performing Wazu (ablution performed before praying), a specially designed taps manufactured by Mumbai-based Hawa valves were install in Pune mosque for devotees.
According to The Indian Express reports, the Bazme Madina mosque in Ramwadi is one of the seven mosques to have installed the taps to cut water wastage. So far, 120 mosques across the country have installed these water efficient taps.
Since his teenage, Faisal Hawa, co-owner of the Mumbai-based firm was thinking about ways or measures needed to stop the wastage of water during ablution. It is very common that devotees while doing wuzu, keep the water taps running.
He discussed the idea with his cousin Javed and his R&D team after getting into the business and begin working on different tap designs. He, finally comes up with a specially and efficient tap design that cuts water wastage to 1 litre per person from 4-5 litres per person per wuzu.
Explaining the technology, Faisal said these taps are motion-sensor and are replaced with molded valves fitted with a jockey or joystick facing downwards.
“These taps are beneficial, as when you press the stick — hanging downwards with the flow — the water flows out. Stop pressing it and the water flow stops. These unique and user-friendly taps are affordable and cost just Rs 100-150 per piece,” he said.
“However, these (motion-sensor enabled taps) are expensive and charity-run mosques and madrassas cannot afford them,” he said.
Zameer Shaikh, who runs Bazme Madina Jama Masjid, Pune, said: “These taps have cut down water wastage substantially. We save almost 60 per cent of water. The electricity bill is also less as we don’t need to use our motor pumps. Even during summers, we are not facing any water shortage as our tanks were always full.” “We have also got requests from people, who want to use these taps in other places like schools, factories, etc,” Faisal said.
Since, India is going through severe water crisis, these effective and specially designed taps will reduce water wastage substantially and save water.