Is anyone here do practically the rainwater harvesting?

@ssh123 (31104)
India
August 27, 2006 12:10am CST
Can we really conserve water by this method?
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18 responses
@rladiga00 (1166)
• India
30 Aug 06
My sister-in-law is in Chennai (Madras). There was acute shortage of drinking water. People of some locality have been in the habit of preserving rainwater to use when needed. The government issued notification that all city dwellers should install rainwater harvest equipments in their respective dwellings. So much so the enthusiasm, there was shortage of PVC Pipes!!! Because thousand and lakhs of people started installing the pipes for rainwater harvesting.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
17 Dec 06
Thank you very much for your interesting response. You should have worked out the costing for one individual dwelling.
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• India
16 Nov 06
RWH - It Helps!!
We have done it in our home!! Yeah we can really conserve a lot of water by this method...what exactly happens is the rain water from all the places of your home gets collected in your well or pond...when this takes place in each and every home in a locality the ground water level increases which helps the locality providing water during hot climates...this has been proved and the government reports show a substantial level of increase in ground water level in areas implementing this method...we actually save water rather than being wasted by getting into sea or drainage!!
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
16 Nov 06
Wonderful. I liked the response. Thank you for the same. In South Kanara, Mangalore, Udipi and other places, sweet water is joining the sea. What a waste! This is because of paucity of funds by the government to conserve this water in barrage or dams.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
26 Nov 06
Hai J Harish, Your response on conservatin of water - through rainwaterharvesting has been adjudged as the best response. Congratulations.
• India
9 Feb 07
Hi ssh, Thanks for adjudging my response as a best one...and sorry for thanking late as i was away from myLot for a long while :)
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@skb369 (285)
• India
10 Feb 07
sure,rainwater harvesting is an excellent way of recharging the water table. eevn though the practice hasnt unfortunately caught on in a big way here in delhi,there are a few encouraging and heartening signs that things are changing for the better here.the only place i know of having such a system is in my old school.i really hope that things have been put in place to tap the upcoming monsoons.in fact its raining outside even as i type this! i heard delhi govt is offering to foot a part of the bill for setting up harvesting sites in conjunction with RWAs and i think its a great idea,esp everytime we have to turn on the motor to draw water to fill in our kitchen and in the bathroom...and we live on the ground floor!
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
10 Feb 07
Your response very clearly indicates that both government and the people have not made up their mind about the conservation of natural source of water. Village people complain about soil erosion due to heavy rains. They can also adopt such techniques which is already proved successful all over the world. Thanks for interesting response.
@suren2k6cse (2626)
• India
5 Jan 07
no.i did not have land for harvesting
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
6 Jan 07
You need not have land to harvest rainwater. The house where you are staying, you can do it there.
• India
28 Nov 06
yes we did it in our home.it is very useful now our ground water level has risen
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
28 Nov 06
That is wonderful to hear from you. If 25% of our household population implement this, our groundwater level should be satisfactory which is very important for environment and future conservation of water.
@expect007 (360)
• India
26 Nov 06
yea it is a very good method for conservation of water we can use the water for anything except for drinking,it can be used to drink only after purification.i am practically harvesting rainwater
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
26 Nov 06
Purifying water is not a big job. Conserving water is very important. I am glad to note that you are harvesting rainwater for future use. Thank you very much for your interesting response.
@sanojacob (314)
• India
20 Nov 06
In kerala there is drive to start rain water harvestibnggg
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
20 Nov 06
That is very good. But I do not think Kerala (most part) has no water shortage problem. Any how conservation of water in any part of the world is good for the world.
@chukwudi (1100)
• Nigeria
16 Nov 06
yes ,that is what we use in the village to get drinking water
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
16 Nov 06
It was nice of you responding with a positive example. Thanks for your response.
@sksingh (1413)
• Germany
16 Nov 06
yes, i am water resource engineer
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
16 Nov 06
Mr. Singh, what is this, you are responding in one line. That too being engineer in water resources. You should be giving a lot of information to our mylotians. I am disappointed. Doesnot matter. You can add comment and write a descriptive comment on the topic. Thanks for your response.
@adit4all (31)
• India
16 Nov 06
YES
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
16 Nov 06
How I wish you should have written a descriptive response instead of one word. Please keep in mind this kind of answer will not earn any thing. Thanks anyway.[please read mylot guidelines]
@tusharb (3160)
• India
16 Nov 06
nops..
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
16 Nov 06
It is actually a waste of time, if you are answering with a word like nops... Neither you get any points from Mylot nor your response is of any use me or other mylotians. Please try and give conclusive responses or raise questions about the topic to make the discussions livelier.
@magnel (2263)
• India
16 Nov 06
i don't know about how to do rain harvesting... but a very good idea, and basically places where there is lot of rains should do it so that the water can be sent to places where there are less or no rains...
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
16 Nov 06
Hai friend, how do you do? The rainwater harvesting is quite well known to most of the architects who design house/office/industry buildings. It is part of their curricula when they study architecture. I am not a architect, but many of my friends have introduced this rainwater harvesting in their residence. It works with piping, proper terrace plastering with water proofing, big underground tanks either in front of the house or backyard, filtering systems etc. etc. Rainwater is also sent deep inside the ground within your site area though pipes, so that water table will be slightly higher. If you have borewell, if functions with better output when you need water.
@mansha (6301)
• India
15 Nov 06
water droplet - Each drop is precious
Army has started water harvesting project in Gwalior. It has not only added to the landscape but is helping the city too.its a great picnic spot too.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
16 Nov 06
Every house owner can adopt this great technique and they can save water during rainy season and it helps in increasing the ground water level, if properly planned. In Tamilnadu, lakhs of dwellers have adopted this technique when there was acute shortage of water so much so, the prices of PVC pipes had gone up for heavy demand due to implementation of rainwater harvesting.
• India
8 Jan 07
I jst njoy rain thats it!!!!
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
9 Jan 07
I am talking about saving water not enjoying the rain.
@dravid (1050)
• India
8 Jan 07
yes sure...needs some hard work
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
8 Jan 07
What is this response any way? Your response should be descriptive and conclusive. not just a couple of words
@jal1948 (1360)
• India
17 Dec 06
IN new societies rain water harvesting is mandatory.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
17 Dec 06
I did not know that it has been made mandatory. Thanks for the information.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
17 Dec 06
no i have not done rainharvesting practically but have heard and read about it a lot. especially there is stress on conserving water which flows down form long fly overs and all this can help to raise ground water level.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
17 Dec 06
That is right. There are some experts who have commented on this topic is of great help to us to understand about how the mechanism works.
@borg_queen (2535)
• Philippines
16 Dec 06
It could be. Many of the world's people don't have much access to clean water. Some in Africa get it from mud puddles. And it brings lots of diseases.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
17 Dec 06
You are right. There are so many techniques of conserving water, but the governments in some countries are so corrupt they do not have time to think of providing such basic necessities of life