NEW DELHI: Friday's rain may have done more than pose a few traffic hurdles. It's likely to have raised Delhi's groundwater table considerably.
According to a Central Ground Water Board analysis, the 50.8mm of precipitation from Thursday night to Friday afternoon has a recharge potential of about 7 crore litres. This quantity of rainwater can meet the requirements of over one lakh households for a day, considering each household requires about 500 litres of water. That's not all. CGWB officials claim that the potential could be doubled to about 14 crore litres if establishments in Delhi had artificial recharge or rainwater harvesting structures.