Demonstration held to Educate about Rain Water Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting Model

As is known to everyone, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has made rainwater harvesting mandatory in upcoming houses of 30 ft by 40 ft and above dimensions and also in existing houses built in 40 ft by 60 ft dimensions. There will be no water supply to those residences that have not adopted rainwater harvesting after the May 27 deadline.In view of this, the Federation of HSR Layout Residents’ Welfare Association took the initiative of educating the residents about RWH by holding a live demonstration at Samarthanam School, Sector 4 on May 2.
About 150 residents were present to witness the demonstration. HSR Layout Corporator Latha Narashimamurthy, P B Ramamurthy, Chairman of BWSSB; Venkatraju, BWSSB’s Chief Engineer (Maintenance); and Kemparamaiah, BWSSB’s Chief Engineer (Quality Assurance), addressed the residents.
After the demonstration, there was an interactive session in which many doubts of the residents’ about RWH were cleared by AR Shivakumar, scientist, Karnataka State Science and Technology Council, and by the BWSSB officials.
Shivakumar said, “BWSSW is paying Rs 250 to 260 crore towards electricity bill to the Karnataka Electricity Board in supplying water to the residents. In the present condition, we have to drill at least 100 ft for a bore well, whereas the depth was only 300-400 ft. earlier.” He also came up with many such relevant facts to make people understand why they must go in for rain water harvesting. Read More at DainikJagran Cityplus

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