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Vol. 4   

No. 4

August-September  2002

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Pure rain

Instead of buying mineral water, Ushir Shah, a resident of Ahmedabad city, decided to take up rainwater harvesting. (For details: ushir@icenet.net) 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 to switch."

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.


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