Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a simple method by which rainfall is collected for future usage. The collected rainwater may be stored, utilised in different ways or directly used for recharge purposes. With depleting groundwater levels and fluctuating climate conditions, RWH can go a long way to help mitigate these effects. Capturing the rainwater can help recharge local aquifers, reduce urban flooding and most importantly ensure water availability in water-scarce zones. Though the term seems to have picked up greater visibility in the last few years, it was, and is even today, a traditional practice followed in rural India. Some ancient rainwater harvesting methods followed in India include madakas, ahar pynes, surangas, taankas and many more.

This water conservation method can be easily practiced in individual homes, apartments, parks, offices and temples too, across the world. Farmers have recharged their dry borewells, created water banks in drought areas, greened their farms, increased sustainability of their water resources and even created a river. Technical know how for the rooftop RWH with direct storage can be availed for better implementation. RWH An effective method in water scarce times, it is also an easily doable practice. Practical advice is available in books written by Indukanth Ragade & Shree Padre, talks by Anupam Mishra and other easy to follow fun ways

Read our FAQ on Rainwater Harvesting and have many basic questions answered.

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Hi,

We have a borewell which we use for domestic purposes only. I want to recharge the ground water by harvesting the rainwater into a 9 feet deep pit.

We do not have much space around the borewell and the only place avaliable is 7-8 feet from the borewell. My question is: will the water from the RWH pit recharge my bore when it is 7-8 feet apart. Is the distace too much?

Please let me know your thoughts on this.

Thanks a lot. You guys are doing a great job.

 

Regards,

Bhargav

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Hi,

We are constructing a new house in Jaipur. We are interested in getting water harvesting done. However, we don't have expertise to do so. Moreover, few people have told us that the construction of the water storage tank would not be possible due to rocky terrain.

Can somebody help me on this? Or can somebody put me in touch with an expert in Jaipur?

Thanks in advance!

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