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Water harvesting: Colonisers get results

SEVERAL COLONISERS of the Capital have got good results from rooftop rainwater harvesting. These colonisers shared their experiences with corporators and Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials today at a ?Jal Sammelan?.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 14:43 IST

SEVERAL COLONISERS of the Capital have got good results from rooftop rainwater harvesting. These colonisers shared their experiences with corporators and Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials today at a  ‘Jal Sammelan’.

About half a dozen colonisers said they were using rooftop rainwater harvesting, which resulted in increased levels of ground water in their areas.

Builder Kailash Asudani, who developed Kailash Nagar at Airport Road, has been using rooftop rainwater harvesting devices since 1995. He had got this technology through some officials of Chennai Municipal Corporation at that time.

Asudani said the technique helped him a lot and today there was abundance of ground water in the colony developed by him at a time when colonies in the vicinity were facing a severe water crisis. Asudani also offered water to the BMC to supply in other colonies.

Sunil Moolchandani of Chinar Builders said tube-well from 10.35 pm to 10.40 pm resulting in further delay of pumping from the filtration plant. The BMC officials said that about 25 per cent pumping was affected due to power cut at Kolar.

This affected water supply in areas including Bal Vihar, Chandbarh, PGBT College area, Shastri Nagar, Ashoka Garden, Indrapuri, Sonagiri, Punjabi Bagh, Shahpura and some parts of Arera Colony. There have been several power cuts at the City’s water filtration plants during the past one month.