In 2015, VIT observed an entire week as “water conservation week” (conducted from 31st of August to 4th September). General awareness for conserving every drop of water was demonstrated to the students through seminars, poster and competitive events. Mr. Ayyappa Masagi (founder of Water literacy foundation) was the chief guest for the programme.
Roof top rain water harvesting and water recharge pits have become a part and parcel of VIT . The ‘VIT lake’ has become a major place of attraction for the visitors.
At the nearby locales (Katpadi and nearby villages), there are several ongoing rain water harvesting projects / research activities, all initiated and fully funded by the VIT , to create awareness among the residents.
A 300 m3 biogas plant using the sludge from the waste water treatment plant has been fully functional since December 2012. This initiative, funded by MNRE, provides the power required to run a 40 kVA biogas engine. The evacuated power is supplied to the waste water treatment plant. Additionally 15 kVA producer gas engine has been installed for research purpose.