How much water do sports fields really ‘drink’
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RO water for cricket
The order came on a plea filed by an NGO Friends alleging that Delhi and District Cricket Association was using RO-treated water for the upkeep of Feroz Shah Kotla ground and power distribution company TPDDL was wasting 7,500 litres of water per day through the RO water plants it installed at 31 educational institutions.
The holy water
It requires 15,000-20,000 litres of water daily to maintain a cricket pitch — a fact which earned the BCCI and the IPL the censure of the Bombay High Court given that Maharashtra routinely battles water scarcity and drought.
The idea of harvesting
Traditionally, a hockey field requires a little over 15,000 litres of water daily, not counting the watering required for the run-off area around the field of play — based on the requirement of 3 litres per square metre, with a hockey field measuring 91.40 metres in length and 55 metres in width.