Monday, 20 June 2016

Height of Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) in Bangalore City - Best example of “Practice before you preach!”

Height of Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) in Bangalore City
Best example of “Practice before you preach!”
This may be the first of it's kind in the country.

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) in collaboration with KSCST, Indian Institute of Science, collects rainwater from the roof of its huge reservoirs. This water, after chlorination is then pumped back to the reservoirs, along with Cauvery river water for the city's supply.

RWH systems for Ground Level Reservoirs (GLRs), both flat roof as well as domes were planned by KSCST, Indian Institute of Science, during 2009 and are found viable.
BWSSB supplies each day around 1200 Million liters of Cauvery water to Bangalore city by pumping from a distance of 95 kilometres and to an height of around 500 meters. 

Karnataka has an annual share of 19 TMC of Cauvery river water. It is estimated that the Bangalore city receives around 23 TMC of rainwater annually. Attempts are being made now to harvest at least 10% of this pure rainwater in Bangalore city. 
TMC is Thousand Million Cubic feet.

Success stories are around us. Be a part of nature and Conserve Water, Harvest Rainwater and Host of Benefits.

Your initiatives will pave way for hundreds to follow.

Hundred Thousand Bangaloreans have done it, YOU can do it too!

1 comment :

  1. Hello
    I Read your article. Thanks for sharing such beautiful information, and I hope you will share some more info about Rainwater Harvesting. You wrote really very well, I really like your blog and information provided by you. I appreciate your work.


Mr Shivakumar has several publications and significant number of patents, which are under commercial exploitation to benefit the society. His research experience spans over several fields and areas in applied sciences. He has a "National Award" to his credit, awarded by the Union Government of India in the year 2001 for one of his innovations. He was awarded the "Citizen Extraordinary" by Rotary International in the year 2007. The First Innovation award "Ammulya 2012" for two of his patents was awarded by Government of Karnataka in addition to other state awards and recognitions.