The water reservoir with heavy storage capacity of 3,36,00,000 litre of water capacity is over and ready for inauguration in the Cochin university of science and technology (CUSAT) campus.
The water reservoir, made in 55 cents of land at a total expenditure of Rs 1,77,00,000 would meet 80 % of the total requirement of daily water consumption at the campus. “For the rest of 20 % water need, the university would take water from Kerala Water Authority,” said David Peter, registrar, CUSAT
With this, the university expects a cut of Rs 0.75 crores in the non- plan expenditure. The present water resources in the campus are, a natural pond in front of department of Biotechnology, two wells near Athidhi Bhavan and 6 bore wells in an around. Daily requirement of water in the campus is 10 lakh of liters, according to Cusat’s engineering department. The newly built Cusat reservoir is funded by University Grants Commission (UGC) that is providing 85 % of the total expenditure.