Water is the most essential offering of nature to us that we receive in the form of rains. Population explosion, global warming, climate change, rapid industrialization, construction activities, etc. have created the challenging problem of water shortage in front of whole nation. Over extraction of groundwater has further severed the problem by depleting the internal storage as well. To address this challenge, the only alternative is water conservation and the jest use of water. To enhance water conservation, most of the municipalities and urban local bodies have made it mandatory to implement a rainwater harvesting system with new residential constructions.
However, its implementation is inconsistent as rainwater harvesting activities are more seasonal and a passive form of water conservation. Moreover, most of the builders, planners and developers ignore this to avoid additional cost.
Challenge: Every year in rainy seasons, hundreds of gallon water simply swept away with rain to the drains on their natural way to sea or river. In simple words, we lost a great amount of water by not storing it. As a reason in the dry season, we face the problem of water scarcity.
The second challenge is the massive construction and infrastructure that we have created. Concrete or permanent structures create an obstacle in the natural recharge of groundwater by rain. Due to this, water can’t naturally percolate into the ground that has created the problem of depletion of groundwater.
Rain Water Harvesting and its benefits:
In simple words, rainwater harvesting can be explained as essential measures to store the rainwater and utilize it in more efficient way. Rainwater from the rooftop or other places can be collected into pre-constructed water tanks to use the collected water later on.
It can be also done to recharge groundwater in which required structure is to be built which has borehole that transfers the collected water to underground. It helps in enhancing the water level.
By rainwater harvesting, we can reduce our dependence on municipal water supply for supporting nonessential activities like cleaning, washing, etc. Also, the collected water can be used for gardening, watering trees and lawns. Some of the modern real estate plannings have an attached RO plant to purify the water and make it drinkable.
Saakaar Aquacity & Rainwater harvesting:
The name Aquacity itself suggests about over concern for water, its application and conservation. Saakaar Aquacity is well equipped with a rain water harvesting system to collect the rainwater in the large storage tanks. Later, the collected water is used for supporting various activities. Also, additional water is transferred to ground by groundwater recharging structures. It will help in reducing water consumption from conventional sources which in results helps in our sustainable goals.
Our measures for efficient rainwater harvesting show our concern for environment and sustainable development. It’s one of our steps for water conservation. For more details about Saakaar Aquacity, please visit our website.
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