User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Rainwater Harvesting
Last updated: Nov 17 2017 16:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Techie on a monsoon mission 17.11.2017 Hindu: Chennai
A software engineer is offering guidance to anyone seeking to set up a low-cost rainwater harvesting system
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Many consumers with RWH penalised this month due to BWSSB error 13.11.2017 deccanherald.com
Over 9,000 consumers across the city have been penalised by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) for not installing rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems though they had installed them many years ago. The boards office in A Narayananapura, east sub-division, has received at least 25 complaints from consumers who have installed RWH structures but are still being penalised. Varalakshmi Chandrababu, a resident of Doddanekundi near Marathahalli says that though they had adopted RWH 20 years ago, BWSSB has imposed a penalty of Rs 512 for this month. "When the meter reader came to my house, I showed him the structure in which we were storing rainwater and the provision for water to percolate to the ground. The meter reader saw the structure, but still added the penalty saying that he has been instructed to do so," said Varalakshmi. She said that though they were not required to implement these systems, they did it on own in order to have an alternative source of water. Moreover, the house is ...
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Concrete steps to prevent inundation 11.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Residents of SMV Koil Street pool in resources to set up RWH pits to harvest rainwater as well as prevent waterlogging
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Schools prepare for the monsoon 9.11.2017 Hindu: News
During the recent showers, anti-flooding measures at many institutions were put to the test
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Over 2,000 consumers adopt RWH structures in 3 months 1.11.2017 deccanherald.com
Over 2,000 households have come forward to install rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures in the last 3 months. According to the records available with the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), the number of consumers, both individual houses as well as apartments who have adopted RWH have spiked up in the month of August, September and October this year. This could be due to the torrential rain that lashed city for the past three months said BWSSB official B M Manjunath. He said that Bengaluru received more than 700 mm of rainfall in 3 months and we have to still receive more in the month of November and December. Consumers initiative in adopting the structures is coming at the right time, he added. John DSouza, manager, Adarsh Palace apartment, JP Nagar I phase says that they wanted to encash upon the heavy rain and their borewells are yielding more water than before. "We are 125 apartment complex and heavily depend on borewell water for non-potable purpose. Our previous RWH was not ...
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Harvesting the rains 15.10.2017 Hindu: Letters
A standalone picture, “Battered by rain”, about the state of the Durgam Cheruvu lake in Hyderabad”, and a report, “Bengaluru records its wettest year” (both October 15) are reasons enough to explain w...
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Solving three water-related problems at one go 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
Three rainwater harvesting structures in Thiru Vi Ka Colony have proved to be a panacea for water-related issues
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Bengaluru let 3.76 tmcft of rainwater go down the drain in 21 days 18.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru let 3.76 tmcft of rainwater and sewage water flow into drains in Tamil Nadu and eventually to the Bay of Bengal, from August 18 to September 7. The finding of the ongoing 'Bengaluru Urbanisation and Sustainable Water Management Study' comes at a time when the state government is preparing the data on diverting west-flowing rivers to meet the city's water needs. The study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) focuses on assessing how much water is lost every year and how much can the city hold. "The 3.76-tmcft loss is only from Kommaghatta and Chellaghatta (KC) valleys. This loss is because of silt accumulation in lakes and stormwater drains. The lakes and stormwater drains have lost their water-holding capacity due to the accumulation of silt, which has led to water wastage. The government is unable to withhold even part of the rainwater which the city gets through proper rainwater harvesting (RWH) mechanisms. Instead, it's thinking of diverting west-flowing rivers and getting water from ...
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Renewed interest in waste segregation and rainwater harvesting 15.9.2017 Hindu: News
Rethink by citizens follows the recent floods in various parts of the city
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How Bengaluru’s lakes got a second chance at life 31.8.2017 Citizen Matters
From being a water network to becoming sewage basins of Bengaluru, lakes have an interesting history. But lakes still matter to this city, because they help in groundwater recharge. The story of rejuvenating Bengaluru's lakes is an inspiring one. ...
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‘Inspect rainwater harvesting systems at DU’ 30.8.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Green tribunal asks Delhi Jal Board to check if systems are functioning properly
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Storing rainwater: Taramani campus to show the way 29.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Pilot project to be taken up with aid of Japan International Cooperation Agency
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Rainwater harvesting in less than a tenth of households 24.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Eight years after rainwater harvesting was made mandatory in Bengaluru, the BWSSB has implemented it in 72,000 households. This is far less than the number of possible sites as the BWSSB has installed...
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BBMP misses window to set up RWH systems in its parks 24.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Allocation of funds to zones delayed; officials yet to identify sites
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The city’s future 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Should we opt for large-scale inter-basin transfer of water or simpler solutions such as RWH? By S. Vishwanath
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RWAs to get incentives for cleanliness in colonies 7.8.2017 Hindu: News
The associations have been told to contribute their mite for development of city
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Metrowater plans rainwater harvesting audit 3.8.2017 Hindu: News
Earlier sample study found poor maintenance in 30% of structures; Existing mechanisms have potential to add 2.7 tmcft to groundwater every year
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Act now, save the city 28.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Go for RWH, save water, junk plastic... do everything to protect your environment. By S. Vishwanath
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Fire safety, RWH to be must for new buildings in urban areas 26.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The state government intends to make fire safety mechanisms, rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems, risk management and green building concepts mandatory for all new buildings coming up in urban areas of Karnataka. The draft common building bylaws prepared by the Urban Development Department stipulate that big builders hire a town planner-on-record, architect-on-record, structural engineer-on-record, structural design agency-on-record, geotechnical engineer-on-record, construction engineer-on-record, quality auditor-on-record and quality audit agency-on-record. Green buildings The government has mooted the concept of green buildings that demonstrate reduction in energy and water consumption by eliminating construction and operational waste through recycling. Buildings coming up on plots measuring over 100 sq metres (1,000 sq ft) will have to comply with the green norms. The green buildings should have proper water conservation and management system, RWH, low water-consuming plumbing fixtures, water recycle ...
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GVMC to take up rainwater harvesting in a big way 6.7.2017 Hindu: News
Apartments, commercial buildings to be given 45 days time to set up RWHS
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