Smart water solution

The containers installed at SMJK Dindings in Sitiawan are used to collect rain water.

IPOH-BASED Green Master Harvest Sdn Bhd (GMH) is looking to give away three sets of its Voda rainwater harvesting system to needy folk in Penang.

GMH (previously known as Synergy Contract Sdn Bhd) co-founder and director Low Pui San said they hoped to give the rainwater harvesting systems to non-governmental organisations or any institutions in Penang that was not getting enough water to meet its daily needs.

“We are looking to donate and help set up three sets of Voda for people in need.

“If you know of a place within Penang, be it an orphanage, school, old folks home or any place that is not getting enough water to meet daily needs, feel free to suggest a nominee to us,” she said in a press statement.

The Voda rainwater harvesting system is a uniquely designed wall-mounted “water tank” that utilises gravity to function and it could be used for flushing toilets or gardening.

Low said GMH wants to give back to the community through the give-away.

“We were inspired to do so after an NGO had donated our rainwater harvesting system to a school in Sitiawan,” she said.

Low said its aim was to start in places where water shortages are a concern.

“Penang, Johor, Selangor and East Malaysia were among the states we had in mind.

“Given our geographical closeness with Penang, it was natural for us to start with Penang. Furthermore, Penang has been very active in cultivating green practices,” she said.

“As we advance, we hope to be able to expand these efforts to other states in Malaysia in the future,” she added.

Low said its selection criteria are based on two objectives.

“The first is to be able to help assist in meeting daily water needs or save treated water among NGOs that do not have enough water to meet daily demands or would like to reduce the amount they spend on water bills.

“The second would be the effectiveness of the venues in promoting the importance and use of rain harvesting,” she said, adding that recipients could include schools, kindergartens, universities, water conservation advocates or landmarks.

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