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  • Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person and Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 13 December 2006 From Kanishk Negi, Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD), Udaipur, RajasthanPosted: 29 September 2006 I work in the western arid zone of India with the Society for Promotio...
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  • Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate 5 July 2006 Original Query: Sharadbala Joshi, Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC),Loughborough University, UK Posted: 16 June 2006 I have primarily been involved with urban...
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  • What are some of the established approaches to recharge a well? How would it differ in rural and urban context? What are some of the easy ways to monitor the health of a well and what are the key parameters for the same?
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  • Want to recycle wastewater produced from my house (bungalow with around 10 people), the current quantity of wastewater generated is approximately 3000 ltrs. Want to use it for gardening and recharging the groundwater. Please suggest manufacturers around my area (PIN:401203) or steps to assemble the ...
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  • In a row house society of 14 members, can an individual owner dig borewell in front of his house. If this is allowed what are the norms? We are in Thane
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  • Hello, I have a borewell at my home. The daily yield of this borewell is very less so I would like to inspect the borehole through a borewell camera to understand the real problem of the bore. Kindly share the contact of person/organistaion who does the borehole endoscopy using camera in Chenn...
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  • Is there any company or contractor in Kolkata who can retrieve a submersible pump from a domestic borewell of 80 ft depth. The local mechanic has tried to lift it, but they could not lift the pump and all pipes came up leaving pump and cable in the borehole fitted with 4 inch dia casing. Regards, ...
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  • Sir, I have a borewell upto a depth of 800ft and the current is phase 1 current. Can you suggest what pipe hose and which motor to use, either a 3hp or a 2hp and what should be the motor stage? And also the best brand of motor that is suitable to my requirement.
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  • According to the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) website, access to toilets has improved in India and 28 out of 36 states and Union Territories are now open defecation free (ODF). While that’s good news, managing faecal sludge in ODF states in an eco-friendly way continues to be a big challenge. ...
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  • There is a slum in Vikasnagar, Ring road, Teduphulia, in Lucknow where about 500 people live. They have no basic facilities like drinking water, food, occupation, medical facilities, schools etc. Can you please recommend an organisation which can help them solve their problem, primarily the safe dri...
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  • Hello, I need location of rain gauge station for Nallur Amanikere watershed in Chamarajanagara district. Please do help me find this. Thank you
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  • Hi, I require detailed info of arsenic and fluoride in drinking water (distribution; yearly effects; aquifers; medical issues; scale and impact) at Chikkaballapur district and also the organizations/govt. initiatives for its solution. Thanks
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  • Hello, I am from Barshi Solapur Maharashtra. Our borewell gets filled with sand regularly (450 feet total length filled with sand up to 250 feet). Is there any motor or pump that can suck out the sand regularly? Please provide any solution for this problem.
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  • I have a borewell of 640 feet depth and water is present at 100 feet but no water stays in the borewell as there is a hole at 620 feet. Please suggest how to block this hole.
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  • Hi, I have a building G+4 floors in Bangalore Munekolala. And we have borewell which is dug at 600 ft in 2017. Till last month, there was no problem with the borewell. But from last month the water is not coming through it and currently we are depending only on tankers. There have been new building...
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  • The tds in my borewell water is 5500, kindly suggest me how to reduce the tds to 1500?
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  • Dear Team, I have a question regarding boulders. While we were drilling the borewell in our farm, at the first 15 feet was the presence of soft sand after that hard rock was found. At 140 feet found one gap of 4 feet and ageing rock was there and after 180 feet found one more gap where air pass is ...
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  • Hello Sir, I am Samir from Punjab. I want to know what are the rules and regulations regarding the alkaline water (pH- 9.5) for running a business of bottling plants. Please provide the info. Thanks Email: devg148@gmail.com Mobile: 7015860058 WhatsApp: 7015860058
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  • Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 22 August 2006 Original Query: Mihir Maitra, India-Canada Environment Facility (ICEF), New Delhi Posted: 26 July 2006 Recent discussions on the Solution Exchange WES-Net community have...
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  • Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 21 September 2006 Original Query: Meeta Jaruhar, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jharkhand, Posted 30 August 2006 The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jharkhand...
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Can you please inform me how can I download the district wise rainfall, potential evapotranspiration and temperature data from 2001-2018? It will be really helpful for me.

Thanks and Regards
Hardeep Singh

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RO water is causing vitamin D deficiency epidemic. What are the healthier alternatives?

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I am interested in rainwater recharging to ground, how do I find appropriate people and equipment for work?

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We have a borewell of 200 feet, 4.5 inch dia. Couple of years back one submersible motor got stuck at 180 feet while removing for repair. The bore mechanic was not able to remove it, so we bought another submersible motor and installed it above the existing motor at 180 feet. Now we want to re-drill it, but we can't as the motor exists. How to remove the stuck up submersible motor? Any expert help.

Thanks Mukund

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Hello,

We are a housing society in Mumbai. We have obtained permission for borewell and drilled the borewell and have dug the ringwell pit around the borewell. So this will be for borewell recharge. We have dug another ringwell, this will be for groundwater recharge. We want to know if any permission from BMC is required for ringwell. Since, ringwells are ready, can we apply to BMC for confirmation or there is no need? Can BMC take any steps against managing committee for these ringwells? Please guide, our intention is good but we don't want hassles.

Thanks Rajesh

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Our apartment complex in Bengaluru has sloping roof which does not allow us to have a roof top collection of rainwater. All that water comes down and flows on the roads of the complex to the lowest point in our complex before it goes out. Can this water which has traversed the complex on ground level be used to recharge the borewell directly using just layers of differently sized gravel and sand or more sophisticated filtering will be required to remove cleaning chemicals and fertilisers (used in gardens) before it can recharge the borewell ?

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There is a pond in front of my house. The whole area is known by that pond and it also gets included in our address. Recently, the owner of the pond has started filling it with soil and also started construction of house on that pond. The whole area is facing the scarcity of water and it seems it will get worse after the pond gets filled. How can I ensure that this illegal activity gets stopped or is it legal for the owner to fill his own pond? Can I directly write a letter to the DM? Please guide me. The pond belongs to Darbhanga from Bihar.

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What percentage of impurities to be removed from Bentonite (reports attached here) to make it safe for storage of surface rainwater in an open pond near salt desert of Kutchh. We are planning to put 30 cm thick layer of treated Bentonite over 500 gsm virgin plastic layer below.

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I will be shifting to a building soon, where the TDS of water ranges from 300 to 400. There is no municipal connection and the community has a water treatment plant. The water coming in the taps is softened to some extent. In such a scenario do I need a RO system or should I get a water filter? Most people have installed RO. Please help.

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Are there any borewell scanning contractors in Chennai?

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