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Vol. 4   

No. 6

December 2002-January 2003

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umbrela.gif Recharging Ford

To arrest the rapid decline of groundwater, the international donor agency, Ford Foundation, New Delhi, has implemented the rainwater harvesting system in its Lodhi Road office. CSE extended technical guidance.

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Rainwater system at Ford

The Ford complex comprises of two buildings: the head office and the guest house jointly covering an area of 12,500 square meters (sq m). To harvest runoff from rooftop, paved (1,066 sq m) and unpaved (543 sq m) that earlier used to flow through the gate to the road, four recharge trenches have been installed.

These trench cum percolation pits, measuring 0.5 meters (m) x 2 m x 5 m, have been constructed near the gate. The trenches are covered with metal gratings to facilitate vehicular movement. Within these trenches, three recharge borewells with a diameter of 4 inches and a depth of 6 m have been built. The recharge well has a filtering bed to check the entry of the suspended material into the groundwater reserves. The works were completed last year at a total cost of Rs 4 lakh.

For free technical guidance on rainwater harvesting meet:
R K Srinivasan,
Every friday (2 - 6 pm) at: India Habitat Centre,
Core 6A, Fourth FLoor,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
Tel: 011 - 24645334/5 E-mail: rksri@cseindia.org

For details:
S Chellani,

The Ford Foundation,
55, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 110053
Tel: 011 - 24619441 / 48401

 


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