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CATCHING THE RAINDROPS...

Posted by raindrop on September 8, 2013

Catching the raindrops

 

Dr. Dipul Choudhury shows his rain water harvesting and storage system in his residence in Guwahati on August 30, 2013. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
The Hindu Dr. Dipul Choudhury shows his rain water harvesting and storage system in his residence in Guwahati on August 30, 2013. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

A conservationist makes rainwater harvesting his mission in Guwahati

He strongly believes in practicing before preaching. Dr. Dipul Choudhury, an eye specialist based in Guwahati, seizes every single opportunity to talk more about the benefits of rainwater harvesting than his own medical profession.

“Rain water harvesting has multiple benefits. If every household in Guwahati harvests rainwater then it will reduce the amount of rainwater discharge from city households to the roads and drainage system and will reduce the intensity of water-logging in city localities. It helps recharging of ground water sources. By using stored and treated rain water we can minimise the use of underground water. It also helps in saving energy and keeping the energy bill at the minimum. Besides, it also lengthens the mechanical life of a water pump,” he says. Dr Choudhury says all this with much confidence because of his practical experience of rainwater harvesting and deriving these benefits for the past 22 years...MORE


CANARM-BC RWH Certification Workshop

Posted by raindrop on September 5, 2013

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Recharging groundwater best solution to water woes in Madurai, say experts

S. Sundar

 
  • The dry bed of the Mariamman Teppakulam in Madurai. Photo: R. Ashok
    The dry bed of the Mariamman Teppakulam in Madurai. Photo: R. Ashok
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    The Hindu R. Annadurai
  • N. Arunachalam, former Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, explaining the functioning of the roof-top rainwater harvesting system at his residence in Kadachanendal in Madurai. Photo:R. Ashok
    N. Arunachalam, former Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, explaining the functioning of the roof-top rainwater harvesting system at his residence in Kadachanendal in Madurai. Photo:R. Ashok

It’s the worst of the time — the groundwater table in the city and rural areas of Madurai has gone down this year following failure of two consecutive monsoons. Buying water, which has been a practice for hotels and marriage halls, has become the order of the day for most of the apartments and thousands of independent houses as well.

It’s the best of the time — the city received the first showers in the recent days. Northeast monsoon, the most beneficial season for this part of the State, is round the corner. Harvesting the rainwater, which can be done in more than one way, will help recharge the groundwater and provide the best solution to the water woes.

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) was made mandatory in all households, commercial and industrial buildings in the State in 2003. Engineers say the system produced the desired results of augmenting the groundwater in the subsequent years, despite many having put up namesake RWH structures to escape penal action...MORE


Rainwater harvesting is a thing of the future..

Posted by raindrop on September 2, 2013

Rainwater harvesting is a thing of the future

Ben Ingram, The Star

Published: Friday, November 09, 2012

The Regional District of Nanaimo wants to educate residents about the costs and benefits associated with rainwater harvesting but those in the business say urban customers are not ready.

The RDN released its Rainwater Harvest Best Practices Guide on Nov. 1, designed as a resource for residents interested in building their own system...MORE

Those who supply the needed parts say the water-saving approach has not really caught on with consumers, apart from those who have no other choice. At present, the cost savings are not there. Others argue new technology could change that.


Border Patrol Station a stop on Bisbee Waterwise tour

Posted by raindrop on August 28, 2013

 

Border Patrol Station a stop on Bisbee Waterwise tour

 

 

Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:38 pm

BISBEE — Waterwise holds many tours throughout the year, some for xeriscaping, others for rain water harvesting. Saturday, those on the rain water harvesting tour were permitted to visit the new Brian Terry Border Patrol Station and learn about the high-tech system the federal government installed. 

Border Patrol agent Manases “Manny” Villa gave a presentation of the system installed by Brae, that consists of two, underground 25,000-gallon fiberglass storage tanks that provide water for the minimal native landscaping of 19 trees and 11 ocotillos and for flushing the station’s commodes...MORE