What is Rain Water Harvesting ( RWH )?
Rain Water Harvesting, is merely "putting back “ rain water into the soil, where it is stored in underground reservoirs and rivers, so that we can draw it whenever we need it".
How much Area is consumed / required in doing RWH System?
Approx 15 to 20 Sqmts
Does it work?
Yes. Rainwater harvesting is an age-old practice in India. Our ancestors harvested rain just as naturally as they tilled the ground to grow crops. The system is now more modern and reliable.
Is it mandatory to do RWH ?
As directed by the Urban Development Department, Government of Maharashtra, under section- 154 of MR & TP Act – 1966 and vide Provision No. TPB 432001/2133/ CR 230 - 01/UD-11, dated 10/3/2005, it has become mandatory for all buildings greater than 300 Sq. Mt. to have Rain Water Harvesting System for captive use.Due to this Municipal Corporation of various cities and towns have made implementation of Rainwater Harvesting System mandatory for all upcoming projects. Gram Panchayats are also implementing Rainwater Harvesting Scheme vigorously and getting support from various Government Schemes.
Can I harvest rain in my own house / society / existing or old building ?
Yes you can. Structures to harvest rain require little space. A dried borewell, a row of soak pits or a tank--concealed below the ground- are all that you need. The open spaces -- rooftops and ground - can be used as your catchment (surface to catch rain). Call us to know the complete process!!
Who will it benefit?
You !! Individuals, Societies, Bunglows, buildings, hospitals, Hotels & Resorts, Schools, Colleges, Various Industries…..almost every where water is a major requirement and the availability of water is less. Rainwater Harvesting Systems are simple to implement even for existing buildings as well as industries and can be designed to suit specific need.
How much will it cost?
RWH is less Expensive, Self paying &Easy to Implemtent, Operate & Maintain. Cost of a RWH System varies, depending on the area of your roof and other structures that you will use to harvest rain. It is self paying investment and the entire cost incurred can be recovered in few years depending upon the cost of water from govt. source or tankers. Call us and Find out More details!!
Who will build it and how long will it take?
You need a Consultant / an Expert in Rainwater Harvesting. It is simple but it still needs someone who has experience in the principles of rainwater harvesting. Then a skilled mason or a plumber can do the job for you. For upcoming projects, the builder can hire the contractors who will implement the system. Time frame depends on the size of the Project for which the Rain Water Harvesting is being Planned.
What is the Cost Of Maintenance?
The owner/user can easily maintain the systems at minimal cost. As of Today there are some very good screens available in the market that are manufactured with modernized technology which cuts downs to maintenance cost which is equal to ZERO MAINTENANCE !! Call us to get more details
What are the various types of RWH?
There are mainly 2 types of RWH
1. Rooftop RWH
Water from the terrace is collected in holding tank/ Pond or recharge in ground during monsoon season and utilized.
2. Surface RWH
Water runoff in Storm Water drain during monsoon season is diverted to various recharging pits with borewell or collected in pond.
Can the stored rainwater in storage tanks be used for cooking and drinking?
The rainwater that falls on the roof is pure, but since it comes in contact with various surfaces on its way to the storage units, some dust and leaves may get carried away with it. This can be reduced if the terrace is swept before the rains. However, even if some dust or leaves go into the sump, they do not cause any harm as long as the water is boiled before consumption. Various filters can be utilised to remove such suspended pollutants from the rainwater collected to make it safer for consumption.