Surti saves a precious drop at a time

Mumbai: Seven-year-old Aabid Surti learnt the value of water living in a chawl in 1943. The 80-year old cartoonist, novelist and environmentalist now runs a water conservation non-profit; Drop Dead Foundation. The knowledge that a drop of water wasted every second results in a loss of 1,000 liters of water in a month inspired him to found it in 2007. He visits apartments in suburban Mira Road every Sunday with a plumber to fix leaks and teaches how easy it can be to conserve water. A year later, a woman volunteered, and now they are a team of three. He distributes pamphlets about his work to make people aware of his visit. Surti has visited more than 13,000 homes and saved millions of liters of water.

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