Rainwater Harvesting at Wankede Stadium and
Andheri Sports Complex
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is eyeing rainwater harvesting
as a permanent solution to its water problems at Wankhede Stadium.
The proposal is being touted as a way for the MCA to cut costs at
the stadium which pays close to Rs 1.7 lakh a year for water
tankers. The MCA has already received a proposal for a
rainwater harvesting system that is likely to cost about Rs 8 lakh.
The Anderi Sports Complex (ASC), which switched to rainwater
harvesting seven years ago, today has a carpet green surface. The
man who set up their system, Shrikant Godbole, an assistant engineer
with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and resident engineer at
ASC, says ‘‘From a catchment of 30,000 litres
initially, today the Andheri Sports Complex has close to three lakh