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Vol. 4   

No. 5

October-November 2002

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umbrela.gif Meet the new harvesters!

CSE is extending technical guidance for urban rainwater harvesting, as a part of its urban miscellaneous services. In large numbers interested individuals and institutions approach us every friday. Significantly, most of them have put our ideas into practice. Industries, hospitals and jails are the newest members of our harvester's family, as they begin to understand rain. Let us meet them.

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Harvesting system at Hero Honda

HERO HONDA MOTORS LIMITED
By implementing rainwater harvesting system in two of their factories located in Dharuhera and Gurgaon, Haryana, Hero Honda has set an example for others to follow. In relative terms, although the automobile sector is not the largest consumer of water but still 75 per cent of their requirements are met from groundwater sources.

CSE provided the designs. In Dharuhera, the rooftop water from the administration, main factory, canteen and, R and D buildings is diverted to six recharge wells through separate pipelines. In Gurgaon, roof runoff from canteen, SPD block, and new engine plant buildings are diverted to four recharge wells of 2 x 3 meter (m) and a depth of 30 m. In 2002, the work in both the units was undertaken by their engineering section without disturbing the complex's landscape.

For further information: Hero Honda Limited, Sec 33, Gurgaon 122001; Tel: 42131

INDIAN SPINAL INJURIES CENTRE
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The site plan

While realising a rapid decline in the water tables, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, took up rainwater harvesting (RWH)system with CSE's technical assistance. In 2002, the works were completed at a cost of Rs 50,000.

The runoff from the roof and surface is collected in a series of chambers covered with perforated metal plates. The water is then diverted into three recharge wells. The engineering unit of the hospital has executed the project. As the RWHsystem is in place, extra care is given to keep the catchment clean.It has become a source of inspiration for other hospitals in Delhi to follow.

For further information: Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Sec C, Vasant Kunj, NDelhi 70

 

TIHAR JAIL
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At Tihar Jail

One of the largest prisons of the world, covering an area of 400 acres has installed rainwater harvesting system. Ward number 1 and 13 of jail number 4, were undertaken with CSE's technical assistance. A New Delhi-based NGO Scope Plus, working in Tihar, for past several years initiated the process with active support of the prison authorities. Rs 20,000 was the implementation cost provided by Coco Cola. The prisoners worked as labourers. Before the works actually started the prison officials and the prisoners were sensitised about the significance of rainwater conservation through workshops. Ward number 1 is in the low lying area with a flat roof. The roof and surface runoff are diverted to a percolation pit. The roof outlets of ward number 13, is inter-connected to a common point, filtered and recharged. This is an initiative worth noting.

For further information:
Scope Plus
B - 73, IIIrd, Floor, Soami Nagar,
New Delhi 17; Tel: 6496897

 

TEX CORP LIMITED
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Harvesting plan of Tex Corp

The zip manufacturing unit of Tex Corp limited at Gurgaon, has become water savvy, by implementing the designs provided by CSE in 2002. The rooftop runoff from 4,000 square meters (sq m) (amounting to 20.77 lakh litres, annually) is passed through a series of sand and pebble filtering chamber to two recharge borewells. Implemented at a cost of Rs 5.5 lakhs, Tex Corp believes it will solve the problem of increasing salinity, while meeting their daily needs.

For further information: Tex Corp Limited, Mohammadpur, Khandsa Road, Gurgaon 122001; Tel: 6372093

 

For technical guidance, meet
R K Srinivasan CSE's engineer, every friday (2 - 6 pm) at: India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, Fourth FLoor,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi 3; Tel: 24645334/5;
E-mail: rksri@cseindia.org


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