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  • Dear IwpI live by the seaside where the water table is very high and there is copious water. I do not have government supplied water and depend solely on my well for my domestic use.  But because  the water is shrinking in my regular well which is about 25 feet deep, I have dug a borewell ...
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  • Hello I live in Bhimtal, Uttarakhand. We are in process of finalizing a design for our cafe. Since we are constructing afresh, we would like to do it right and imbibe a rainwater harvesting system in the construction. The architect has been chosen and the final capacity will depend on the area of c...
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  • Hello We use a borewell and a metro water connection in our apartment complex of ten flats. Metro water comes only in one tap in the kitchen, rest of the house we get only borewell water. The borewell water seems to have a very high salt content, because all the taps and pipes seem to be getti...
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  • Long-time Kottur resident Narayanan’s earliest memories of the Buckingham canal are those of the famed salt and timber-laden wooden catamarans of the 1950s and the 60s. A namesake of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, the erstwhile governor of Madras, the canal was initially constructed as a brac...
    seetha@indiawat...posted 2 years 7 months agoread more
  • Hello The public needs to be more aware of the situation regarding STPs. Are there any laws that the public should know regarding this? Regards Anmol Vishwakarma  
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  • Cauvery dispute: New Supreme Court bench constituted A fresh three-member bench will hear the dispute related to the sharing of Cauvery water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on  October 18. Earlier, a high level technical team had visited the Cauvery basin area to assess the ground ...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 7 months agoread more
  • Sir I want to know which method has been used to estimate the potential evapotranspiration and reference crop evapotranspiration data available at this link - https://www.indiawaterportal.org/met_data/ Thanks Anupam  
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  • J&K govt to construct ‘mini dams’ for irrigation The government of Jammu and Kashmir is planning construction of water storage facilities on the tributaries of the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab rivers to increase agriculture productivity in the kandi areas and on the plateaus. Officials insist t...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 7 months agoread more
  • Dear IWP Where can i find rainfall data for Ramanagara District (BMR Region, Karnataka) from 1901-2002 ? Thanks
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  • Rains cause havoc in Hyderabad while Mumbai lakes, dams overflow with water Water reserviors in Mumbai record full capacity, while Hyderabad struggles as water logging and flooding is reported from several areas. Hyderabad municipal corporation has asked the Army for help in relief operations,...
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  • Karnataka to seek more time to release Cauvery water Karnataka government aims to buy more time to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu by moving the Supreme Court. The SC had earlier asked Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs per day to Tamil Nadu till September 27, which chief minister Sidd...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 7 months agoread more
  • Hello I have constructed a 125" bore well of bore hole diameter 6" & motor diameter 4". Muddy water comes out form the bore since it has been dug. I am unable to find the reason for this. Please suggest a solution for this. Regards Akanksha
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  • Hi I need to know the proper requirement of submersible motor and pump stage for 3 inches delivery pipe at the depth of 500 ft bore well. Regards Jaya Prakash
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  • Hello There is filter from my terrace to an open well for RWH. My terrace also holds my vegetable garden. The organic fertilizers from the garden can make the water impure, and I have been advised to remove the vegetable garden from my terrace. However, I want terrace vegetable garden and rainwater...
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  • Hello All, Our apartment was constructed 5 years back in Medavakkam, Chennai. We don't have an underground drainage system and we have to clear out our septic tank every month. Our building contractors mentioned they had implemented soak pits, but it seems the soil is not absorbing the water. We ar...
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  • Hello I want the cheapest way out for treating my borewell water whch has around 1500 TDS to 500 TDS. My requirement for the water is high and is needed for industrial purpose, so please help me out if possible with cheapest way, other than the usual RO process. Thanks Abul
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  • Sir I have a 10kld STP plant at low BOD/COD value but I can't get proper product & the required MLSS quantity. Your help will be appreciated. Thanks Yogesh Gupta  
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  • Hello About 3 to 4 months back we had build a soak pit near the bore well with the minimum distance of 5feet. Recently it rained heavily for 3 odd days, and the borewell water color changed to red with tiny sand particles in it. How can I solve this problem,  please help me. Thanks Azhar &n...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Hello I hve a rigged point at my site measuring 370 feet, and having 4.5" water in ii. But because of heavy soil, I rejected the same. Now I have rigged another point 60 feet away fromthe last point. The depth of the new point is 600 feet and the casing is upto 80 feet. There is no soil after 65 f...
    gurupujaposted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Hello I want to start 20ltr jar refill drinking water plant. What are the licence that I require for this industry? Thanks Imteyaz
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Hi, we are getting stench in water. This problem is only when we open the taps and shower. How do I flush and disinfect the pipeline at home? Any one who provides this service in chennai? I have taken sample from the inlet and there is no smell, it's only at the tap level. So was thinking I need to disinfect the pipelines Any help and guidance pls. Regards Gopal

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Plastic / PET bottles,I am told are being recycled to make cloth somewhere in Tamilnadu. Could you please tell us more about this, especially if such recycling units are functioning in New Delhi and other metros ?

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Uttarakhand challenges living person status to Ganga and Yamuna rivers, moves SC

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Chennai reels under acute crisis of drinking water

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Forest panel clears Ken-Betwa river link

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Nainital lake is drying up, environmentalists concerned

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Rs 5000 fine on those dumping waste on Yamuna floodplains

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Women in drought-hit Karnataka takes on the task to revive lakes

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A group of Indian researchers has developed a rapid test to detect a virus that affects shrimp.

White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) is a highly contagious and lethal virus especially to the Penaeid shrimp. Death is certain from three to seven days after the attack. It belongs to a new family of viruses known as Nimaviridae. The first outbreak of the virus was reported in Taiwan in 1992 and since then, it has caused economic losses in the aquaculture industry in many other countries including India.

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A hard-hitting documentary film ‘Kakkoos’ looks at the politics behind the banned practice of manual scavenging and how the civil society connives to keep it alive.

Kakkoos, a compelling documentary film on manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu is all about showing the practice as it is without any filter. The pictures are shocking and watching them is easier said than done -- toilets teeming with shit, sanitary napkins lying scattered, people collecting faeces with their uncovered hands, cleaning hazardous medical waste, handling maggot-ridden corpses and much more.

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