Rain water Harvesting is conservation of rain water for drinking and other purposes.
Why should Rain water be saved
1.To meet water demand for domestic use
2.To raise the ground water level
3.To improve the quality of ground water
4.To prevent infiltration of sea water in nearby areas of sea shore.
Method of harvesting Rain Water
1.Rain water can be harvested by two methods.
3.Surface run off harvesting
4.Rain water from roof top can be directly let into wells / Borewells
5.Rain water in the open spaces can be collected adopting various rain water harvesting methods
Collecting of Rain water from the terrace of the Buildings
a) Collecting through well
b) Collecting through borewell
To harvest Rain water in open space
a) Percolation / Recharge pit
b) Percolation / Recharge pit with bore
c) Recharge trench
d) Recharge well
Harvesting of Rain water from thatched and tiled house
1.Rain water from the thatched and tiled houses are collected through gutters in a small pit used as filter
2.Rain water can be collected on the thatched roof by using polythene sheets
3.Rain water collected through filter can be stored in a tank or existing sump
4.Approximately it costs Rs. 800 to Rs. 1000 (Excluding storage tank)
5.Rain water from the roof top collected through gutter can be stored directly in tanks for domestic use. However, bleaching powder is to be added now and then for ensuring the quality of water.
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