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Rain Harvesting

Rain Harvesting

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RAINHARVESTING
Storing rainwater for ready use in containers above or below ground
Charged into the soil for withdrawal later (groundwater recharging)
Source: A Water HarvestingManual For Urban Areas
Rainwater harvesting can be harvested from the following surfaces
If buildingswith impervious roofs are already in place, thecatchment area is effectively available free of charge and they provide a supplyat the point of consumption.
i.e., landscapes, open fields, parks,stormwater drains, roads and pavements and other open areas can beeffectively used to harvest therunoff. The main advantage in using ground ascollecting surface is that water can becollected from a larger area. This isparticularly advantageous in areas of lowrainfall.
The potential of lakes, tanks and ponds to storerainwater is immense. The harvested rainwater can not only be used to meetwater requirements of the city, it also recharges groundwater aquifers.
Most of the residential colonies have propernetwork of stormwater drains. If maintained neatly, these offer a simple andcost effective means for harvesting rainwater.
The decision whether to store or recharge water depends on the rainfall patternand the potential to do so,in a particular region. The sub-surface geology alsoplays an important role inmaking this decision.
Rainwater Harvesting
There are two classes of rainwater harvesting systems:
 
RAINHARVESTING
Storing rainwater for ready use in containers above or below ground
Charged into the soil for withdrawal later (groundwater recharging)
Source: A Water HarvestingManual For Urban Areas
Rainwater harvesting can be harvested from the following surfaces
If buildingswith impervious roofs are already in place, thecatchment area is effectively available free of charge and they provide a supplyat the point of consumption.
i.e., landscapes, open fields, parks,stormwater drains, roads and pavements and other open areas can beeffectively used to harvest therunoff. The main advantage in using ground ascollecting surface is that water can becollected from a larger area. This isparticularly advantageous in areas of lowrainfall.
The potential of lakes, tanks and ponds to storerainwater is immense. The harvested rainwater can not only be used to meetwater requirements of the city, it also recharges groundwater aquifers.
Most of the residential colonies have propernetwork of stormwater drains. If maintained neatly, these offer a simple andcost effective means for harvesting rainwater.
The decision whether to store or recharge water depends on the rainfall patternand the potential to do so,in a particular region. The sub-surface geology alsoplays an important role inmaking this decision.
Systems which collect r oof runoff f or household use.Systems which use in field or adjoining catchment to provide sup plemental irrigation for agriculture.
It's a shame to let r unoff go towaste when it can be used indoors and/or for irrigation. The benefitsof rainwater harvesting can include:
 
RAINHARVESTING
Storing rainwater for ready use in containers above or below ground
Charged into the soil for withdrawal later (groundwater recharging)
Source: A Water HarvestingManual For Urban Areas
Rainwater harvesting can be harvested from the following surfaces
If buildingswith impervious roofs are already in place, thecatchment area is effectively available free of charge and they provide a supplyat the point of consumption.
i.e., landscapes, open fields, parks,stormwater drains, roads and pavements and other open areas can beeffectively used to harvest therunoff. The main advantage in using ground ascollecting surface is that water can becollected from a larger area. This isparticularly advantageous in areas of lowrainfall.
The potential of lakes, tanks and ponds to storerainwater is immense. The harvested rainwater can not only be used to meetwater requirements of the city, it also recharges groundwater aquifers.
Most of the residential colonies have propernetwork of stormwater drains. If maintained neatly, these offer a simple andcost effective means for harvesting rainwater.
The decision whether to store or recharge water depends on the rainfall patternand the potential to do so,in a particular region. The sub-surface geology alsoplays an important role inmaking this decision.
Ability to build or farm in ar eas with no other water supply

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