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Vol. 4   

No. 4

August-September  2002

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Making a mark in Laburnam

Laburnam apartments, residential complex in Sushant Lok, Gurgaon, has recently implemented rainwater harvesting system with CSE’s technical assistance. Now every year, the residents will collect about 511 lakh litres of rainwater from an area of 92,900-sq m. "At present, the groundwater table is 30 meters below the ground level. We hope RWH will go a long way in solving our water related problems, which have aggravated with new constructions coming up every day", explained Vikram Nair, a resident.

The system collects rooftop and surface runoff from both paved and unpaved areas. It is then diverted through the network of storm drains into two recharge bore wells. Earlier this water used to get mixed up with the sewage and reduce unusable. The works were completed in August this year, at the cost of Rs 30,000. All the 40 households contributed equally.

It all started when Nair, who had already implemented rainwater harvesting system, with CSE’s assistance, at his factory, decided to take it up in his residential complex as well. He successfully convinced the residents about the potential benefits of the project.

Several other individuals and institutions are coming forward to implement rainwater harvesting systems in their complexes, as they are encountered with intensifying water problem.

CSE has extended this guidance, as a part of its miscellaneous services program, aimed at encouraging interested individuals and institutions to take up rainwater harvesting. Whenever approached, we send them a questionnaire to get a clear idea about their site-related requirements. With this preliminary information they visit us every Friday between 2 pm – 6 pm for detailed technical guidance. On the basis of the discussion, rough drawings and cost estimates are provided. If required, CSE experts visit the site before finalising the plan.

For further information:
R K Srinivasan, CSE,Core 6A,
Fourth Floor, India Habitat Center
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
Tel: 4645334 / 5


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