Monsoon is coming, are we Ready to Save Water, and in turn Save Ourselves?
Urban planners destroying Kalyanis in the city should be ashamed of themselves.
Instead of making use of age old wisdom, we are looking for fancy new solutions which, of course, don't work.
“Only 10% of rainfall will actually be conserved while nearly 80% of run-off water will not percolate due to concretisation or sewage contamination,” said rainwater harvesting (RWH) expert AR Shivakumar.
Bengaluru receives an average of 800 mm of rainfall across 1250 sq km, which translates to approximately 2,740 million litres of water per day.
At least 40% of the city’s water requirements could be met solely by storing rainwater, he noted.