Saving 600M+ litres of rainwater to date

Eureka Forbes’ rainwater harvesting initiative is geared towards enlightening people on how to harness this precious water source in tandem with local bodies, cooperative societies, and governmental institutions.

Rainwater Harvesting is the direct collection of rainwater to supplement water needs which can be:

Stored for direct use or to recharge the groundwater levels

Channelised through a filter bed into an underground storage tank

Used for flushing or washing utensils and clothes and even gardening

India is blessed with abundant rainfall but we often do not have adequate water because rainwater is generally allowed to flow free with barely 3% being retained. In addition, water is indiscriminately drawn by bore wells and tankers while the ingress of seawater in coastal areas contaminates the underground natural 'aquifers'. This is why it is important for us to look at rainwater differently.

This new outlook is also a cost-efficient one. A 20,000-litre rainwater harvesting tank requires a one-time cost of less than Rs. 2,000 per flat and needs minimal maintenance.

Rainwater Harvesting Consultancy Centre

In Mumbai, Eureka Forbes decided to take this to another level. Set up in 2004, the Rainwater Harvesting Consultancy Centre in Mumbai has spread awareness by motivating 300 housing societies to begin rainwater harvesting.

The centre conducts lectures in association with the CII, FICCI, Rotary, and BCCI and corporate tie-ups with TCS, HSBC, RPG Group, and Deutsche Bank.

Rainwater is also harvested in a pond in Murbad, near Kalyan. As a result, 600 million litres of rainwater is saved annually and plans are being made to reach the 1 billion mark soon.

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