More on rainwater harvesting in city
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More on rainwater harvesting in city


No doubt, water is our most precious natural resource and something which most of us take for granted. The move by Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to make rainwater harvesting (RWH) mandatory needs to be fully appreciated. But the point is that before implementing  RWH as mandatory, has the Corporation authorities analysed the feasibility and practical issues the citizens would face?

As per MCC, non-compliance of RWH would attract penalty. How can MCC insist existing buildings to have RWH process? Many of the existing buildings may not have enough space or infrastructure to adopt RWH.

Many of the Apartments in Mysuru have Cauvery water connection to one tap in the kitchen. Rest of the taps get borewell water, from the bore-wells dug in their premises itself.  Owing to building design as per the MCC norms, there won’t be much space to tap rainwater in the existing apartments. Can they be penalised?

MCC themselves can take a lead in ground water recharging. They can plan for one recharging pit in every one or two sq. kms area. This will definitely increase the ground water table. Let MCC make RWH mandatory for the new buildings.  Let them not sanction the plans if RWH process is not indicated and also let MCC withhold the building Completion  Report (CR) if RWH is not implemented.

Rules framed by the government machinery should be of help to the citizens and not act as a catalyst to add misery and worry to the citizens.

– K. Chandrahas, Mysuru, 30.7.2018

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August 2, 2018

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “More on rainwater harvesting in city”

  1. syed matheen says:

    And also MCC should set an example by implementing it in their premises and other government buildings like government hospitals, schools, colleges and bus stands before they enforce on public.
    Invite public to visit such building and to take note, how to execute and implement this ?
    I am interested to implement it in my premises but i have no idea how to collect, purify, store and reuse of water ??
    It will be great if this is implemented in some medium scale government school with around 5000SQFT and present it as model to public to gain knowledge and confidence for doing it.

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