Eco Friendly Home.[ Rain Water Harvesting made EASY.]
How much 'Water' we have?
We all know that one day there will be no water in some place.Bangalore central has no water stored below the ground.Houses are built day and night day after day with out planning for water.People go over 1000 feet by use of bore wells and if they do get water it disappears in a few years and they get water in tankers.There is a tanker mafia and they are all very well organized in supplying water to any place they are told to supply as much as you need.The country has a nation wide Water Management Board with experts and what they do is mismanagement giving some reason for doing nothing .When there are floods and we find people flee from homes and even disappear with their homes also roads disappear and river flows on its place.People especially children and woman,aged and sick suffer mostly.The Army is called to help and the National Disaster Management has no plan in place for volunteers to come and help.What has happened in Uttarakhand & J & K districts of Indiais a mega tragedy.
This Rain Water Harvesting in / on our home is no hi tech civil engineering technology.With the help of a plumber you can do this Job professionally to get it certified by the authorities concerned and use the water for even drinking.The test to drink must be done at the start to know the mineral and chemical contents of the water you intend to use for drinking.There is no test required for any other use.You may ask how will the city storm water drains get cleaned if we all start collecting rain water and do not allow rain water to go out of your house.You may even say this rain water is no good for my health and I am allergic to it.The mandatory law may be taken up in courts for judgements by learned judges.However Judges are only to protect our constitution and human rights.
OK go to the courts and see what happens.You will not win the case as it is a law that all houses having 2400 sq feet and above must comply with RWH and all new buildings must have RWH system in place and than it will be ' no body is above the law '.
Why is RWH is a must.Go to BERMUDA 100% RWH is done and they all including the mighty British drink rain water.Why BERMUDA go to RAJASTAN and see many homes having RWH system in their homes.Even THE FATHER OF OUR NATION Mahatma Gandhi's home is having RWH done by his father.MG grew up drinking rain water.
So What they all have money and they can do it why me.
So Where is the drinking water that you are using coming from.
So how much you are paying for it which is supplied to you.Where do they get the water.
They get the water from the lakes and rivers.The lakes and rivers maintain the water level if the ground water level is constant.How is this possible as the Sun rays evaporate the water.Rains fill up the lake.Snow melts in summer and fills up the lakes and rivers.All the Kids know this.
We have a growth of population so also lands are getting used for so many uses and these people use water and take it from the bore wells.Drawing water from bore wells goes on so much that many bore wells in the city of Bangalore are dried up.So from far off places they get water from tankers and for drinking they use Bottled water from big plastic bottles mounted on frames with a tap seen in many offices.
The Water from the ground is getting depleted and we have to face a water crisis as it is in cities and soon it will be everywhere.You may have gold in trunks and lockers but if there is no water what will your grand children do,Can they go to another country or bring water like petrol and have water bunks like petrol bunks.Even in that case what will be the cost of water.Can you use water like you are using it today.
Do we know that rains will come right on schedule and lakes will melt and form right on time.Can we predict the future.There was no Bottled Water few years ago and all of a sudden we see it in any shop and most of the restaurants and hotel.How did this happen.We are short of water now it is written on our walls.We are ignoring the facts and taking risk in not taking precautions to preserve our free water given by nature.Wise men are advising us to do things for our good and for the future of our family.
Summarizing the process of Rain Water Harvesting as a invention that was in our country hidden in various forms,we are now realizing its importance yet many knowledgeable people go about their business and our future citizens will curse us for not doing a bit of service to them.These people will keep money but not preserve water given freely by nature.They think that money can buy anything but what will the future generation do if there is no water at all in our mother earth and if it does not rain sufficiently.
Rain Water Harvesting is the need of the hour do it and prevent any crisis.
Water on the planet.
Total quantity in Bio Space world is 1,38,550 X 10 4 Billion Metric Tons.
- Ocean contains -. - - - - - - - - 97.3 %
- Polar Ice and glacier Ice - ------- 2.03%
- Ground Water below 800 meters -2.50%**
- Not potable -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.30%
- Water in Lakes and Rivers - - - - - 0.011%
- Water in unknown places - - - - - -11.08%
- ( 11.08% who will try this place is no one's agenda at present.Even if it is found it may be toxic and to make it potable will be perhaps more costly than converting Sea water.
- What we can do now to catch underground water by Rain Water Harvesting to bring up the water below 800 meters so that it will be made to go up year after year and we never need to worry about water.
- We also need to recycle alll and every type of water and recycle sewage water to be used in Industry as already done voluntarily by many good Industry's like BISCUITS Industries in Bangalore and many others. Govt must insists apartments to do RWH.
Pic 1 - Simple Method for just recharging ground water.
Mr.P.Venkatesh - RWH Engineer.
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