The Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) to build easy, smart and economical toilets within 3 days was held in Nashik from November 2 to November 5, 2015 for school 125 near Mukti Dham. The CPC is an initiative of International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) group, World Plumbing Council, and is being hosted and facilitated by Indian Plumbing Association. The challenge aimed at demonstrating the power of plumbing, engineering and design, showcasing the best young, international skilled talent, delivering real health benefits in communities, changing attitudes, raising awareness and empowering change.
Four international teams from India, USA, Australia, and Basque Country region from Spain participated in the challenge. Each team comprised of four members under the age of 28 years with one plumber and three other individuals from engineering, construction and design fields. From team India Darshana Agrawal and Aakanksha Kapse were selected from N.D.M.V.P College of architecture as the design leads.
Presentations were given by each team that included the suggestions from school faculty. The final design was an effective combination of all designs which took care of local construction material, space utility, maximisation of skills, economy, ease of maintenance, smart and simple.
The toilets for School were successfully completed within the 3 days with the efforts of all the team members and now are effectively used by the students and staff of school 125.