Instead of buying mineral water, Ushir Shah, a
resident of Ahmedabad city, decided to take up rainwater harvesting. (For details: email@example.com) With an investment of Rs 4,000, the
RWH system was installed that diverts the rooftop water to an underground tank through a
shallow tank (at the ground level, allowing sedimentation). For best results, he
emphasises on the use of non-toxic roof material. Shah believes that "Rainwater is
the purest form of water. After four months, when our stock dries up, it becomes difficult
In a great hurry!
Within one month (May), the Ahmedabad Municipal
Corporation (AMC), has constructed 64 percolation wells at the cost of Rs one crore to
recharge groundwater acquifers. Similar experiments have failed in 2000. However,
officials claim that "During good rains, a single structure can collect 30,000 litres
of water per hour". A claim, which was washed away with the first shower.