Harvesting rain - an urban rainwater system, Bangalore,India

by megha on Aug 29, 2010      Category: Food & Water Tags: conservation rainwater harvesting water shortage

This video shows a method of collecting rainwater in a sump tank keeping the rooftop clean. 

The rule of thumb for Bangalore is 6000 litres of storage to harvest rainwater from a 100 square metre roof area. This will help harvest about 80,000 litres to 100,000 litres of rain every year. Bangalore has the advantage of good rain, 970 mm on average, which is also well distributed. The rainfall occurs over 60 rainy days from April to November.
Take advantage, harvest rain, reduce demand, recycle grey water and help solve Bangalore's water problem.

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