KNOWLEDGE BASE TRAINING CENTRE

Project Proposal For MID
Rain water harvest
Mr Nikhilesh Seebaluck 3/30/2010

³We stand now where two roads but unlike the roads in Robert Frost`s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road, the one less traveled by offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth´ Carson Rachel.

Executive Summary

Mauritius is found in the tropical region of the world. There are only two seasons summer and winter in Mauritius compare to other countries of the world. Both of these seasons are often accompany by heavy rainfall. Though there is a proper system of water distribution in our country we have to care our water resource. So as a student of Energy Sustainability I would take this opportunity given to me for the development of project for ³Maurice ile Durable´ to bring forward to you my proposal of collection of rain water for domestic use.

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Contents
Executive Summary ................................................................................................................................. 2 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 4 Aim and Objective ................................................................................................................................... 5 Methodology ........................................................................................................................................... 6

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Introduction
Rainwater harvesting is the accumulating or storing, of rainwater. Rainwater harvesting is an ancient technique which have been used by past civilization to grow up their empire. Archeological evidence says that this system of capturing rainwater is dated to be since 4,000 years ago, and the concept of rainwater harvesting in China may date back 6,000 years. Ruins of storage tank built as early as 2000 B.C. for storing runoff from hillsides for agricultural and domestic purposes are still standing in Israel. This water provided by the rain has been used to provide drinking water, water for livestock, and water for irrigation. This method has also many advantages like y y y y That it is a free water There is no longer complicated piping system as it is found close to us It also reduces our monthly CWA wages. It also help us to get a constant source of water while there are maintenance or repair going up on the piping systems. Rainwater collected from the roofs of houses and building, can make an important contribution to preservation of water. This method could not require much investment and it will prove beneficial to human being. Rainwater systems are simple to construct from cheap materials, and in most cases it is quiet efficient in building and residential places.

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Aim and Objective
y y y y Preserve rain water for domestic use Create an awareness on preservation of water in Mauritius Help to contribute to a greener Mauritius Help in reducing water wastage

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Methodology
My main concern for this project is the collection of rain water for domestic use. It is very easy for use to collect rain from roofs during period of rain as shown in the diagram below.

This would require which are already found in the house or available in the market like: 1. Catchment surface like the roof where the rain water would fall 2. Gutter it provide a route for the rain water from the roof to the tank 3. One storage tank to store the water in a safe place 4. Pump filter to provide water to the house 5. Filter to remove impurities in the water

This project is targeted for domestic use. To implement this project we should sensitize the public about how beneficial it could be for them to make a small investment in this sector. As already mention above we should save our water resources and moreover stop letting this water to go away.

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Reference
http://www.wikipedia.org/

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