Eaton unit at Ranjangaon

Eaton Reduces Water Consumption at India Sites

To be deemed zero water discharge, sites must discharge less than two per cent of their industrial wastewater for three consecutive months

March 24, 2021

Underlying the importance of communal responsibility towards water management, power management company Eaton has introduced various measures to conserve water at its manufacturing units at Ranjangaon, Nashik, and Pimpri.

These efforts are in alignment with the company’s 2030 Sustainability Targets, which include certifying 10 per cent of its manufacturing facilities as zero-water discharge.

To be deemed zero water discharge, sites must discharge less than two per cent of their industrial wastewater for three consecutive months.

At its Ranjangaon site, Eaton undertook process modification to remove contaminants from sewage water and set up a system for underground recharge rainwater harvesting.

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At the Nashik site, water leakages were addressed through water-proofing underground water tanks.

The underground return line chambers were repaired, and water meters were installed at high water-consuming areas.

At the Pimpri site, the teams optimized its cooling tower by reducing evaporation losses.

“India is poised to become the third-largest world economy and one of the top three manufacturing destinations by 2030," said Balachandran Varadharajan, Director Operations at Eaton India.

"Due to this water demand for industrial use is also expected to grow significantly. Therefore, manufacturing companies should contribute to the country’s efforts to find sustainable solutions to reduce and reuse water usage," Varadharajan added.

“At our Ranjangaon site, we reduced water consumption 10 per cent in washrooms by introducing automatic sensor-based taps in washbasins and urinals," he further said.

"In Nashik, we saved 8,629 kilolitres of water last year. We look forward to working closely with our experts to further conserve the resource in the years ahead" he added.

Additionally, Eaton has expanded its efforts to help support drought-affected villages in Maharashtra. They have supported close to 4,600 families to overcome challenges due to water scarcity through various soil and water conservation interventions.

This programme is aligned with Centre's Jal Shakti Abhiyan, focusing on five aspects namely conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional water bodies, watershed development, intensive afforestation and
drinking water sanitation.

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