Project BLUE SHOWER means conservation of water by promoting Rainwater harvesting systems, building wells, water tanks and other such systems. Rainwater harvesting is a simple method by which rainfall is collected, stored, utilised in different ways or directly used for recharge purposes. With depleting groundwater levels and fluctuating climate conditions, Rainwater harvesting can go a long way to help mitigate these effects. Capturing the rainwater can help recharge local aquifers, reduce urban flooding and most importantly ensure water availability in water scarce zones. Though the term seems to have picked up greater visibility in the last few years, it was, and is even today, a traditional practice followed in rural India.
This water conservation method can be easily practiced in individual homes, apartments, parks, offices and temples too, across the world. Farmers have recharged their dry bore wells, created water banks in drought areas, green farms, increased sustainability of their water resources and even created a river.
To make each human being on this planet self dependent on their daily water needs and also conserve each drop of water for the future.
The mission of Project BLUE SHOWER is "SAVE WATER, SAVE FUTURE".
For further details you can contact us at BLUESHOWER@hwc.international.
Rainwater harvesting is the technique of collecting, storing and distributing rainwater for multiple uses. The collected water can be stored for direct use or diverted for bore well/groundwater recharge.
Anyone, It will not only provide you with water in times of acute water shortage, but will also recharge the groundwater and increase its level.
If we all are committed in harvesting Rainwater, it can solve many water shortage problems and it is the ultimate source of all the fresh water that we use. In India, rainfall occurs in short periods of high intensity, allowing the rain falling on the surface to flow away fast. This leaves little scope for recharging the groundwater, which results in water scarcity in most parts of the country.
Rainwater Harvesting can be done in homes, apartments, societies, schools, institutions, commercial premises and any other space as long as there is a catchment area in the form of a roof or open space to capture the rain. Domestic rainwater harvesting is a relatively simpler affair, where even a rain barrel can serve as a storage unit for rooftop; Individual homes have successfully implemented this easy and eco-friendly method of augmenting household-level water availability. Farmers also have implemented it to transform a barren piece of land into a self sustainable, lush green farm.
No, existing buildings can also implement Rainwater harvesting by small modifications to the current structure.
The rainwater harvesting depends upon the catchment area, the rainfall pattern in the area and the drainage/ collection system used.
The cost will vary depending upon the catchment area and the conveyance/ storage structures finalised. Systems can be installed at a very low cost in large plots where public buildings, schools & colleges are located, and this cost is negligible to the total construction cost, if integrated with the building design.
Various kinds of filters are used in Rainwater harvesting. If the rainwater is to be used for flushing toilets alone, there is no need for any filter but the roof needs to be kept reasonably clean.
The rainwater that falls on the roof is pure, but since it comes in contact with various surfaces on its way to the storage units, dust gets carried away with it. This can be reduced if the terrace is swept before the rains. However, even if dust goes into the sump, they do not cause any harm as long as the water is boiled before consumption.
Existing unused structures like dried open wells, sumps etc can be used for Rainwater harvesting as also defunct bore wells, instead of constructing recharge structures. This will also reduce the total cost.
It is a process by which the groundwater is augmented at a rate exceeding that obtained under natural conditions of replenishment. Any man made scheme or facility that adds water to an aquifer may be considered to be an artificial recharge system.
A recharge pit is a hole dug in the ground, usually filled with gravel to give it structural strength. However, a recharge well is not filled with gravel, but needs concrete rings installed in it to stabilise its walls.
Rainwater harvesting system can be used for Gardening, Flushing, Car washing etc. depending on the kind of use and the industry / place it is being implemented. Rooftop Rainwater is in its purest form and hence even Temples use Rainwater harvesting to wash the utensils used for worship and some even use this water for bathing the idols in the temple. Rainwater harvesting helps in bridging the gap between supply and demand thereby reducing load on regular source of water supply. It reduces the cost of pumping of ground water. Provides high quality soft water, improves the quality of ground water through dilution and reduces soil erosion.
Rainwater harvesting provides high quality soft water low in minerals. It improves the quality of ground water through dilution when recharged in to ground water. Checks soil erosion. You are putting rain water into the ground, which once contaminated, cannot be cleaned easily. Please do not let water with sewage or other dirt flow into your recharge pits. This is why the cleanest rainwater is from our rooftops. There are also filters to keep some dirt out.
The user can easily maintain the systems at minimal cost. As of today there are some very good screens available in the market that are manufactured with modernized technology which cuts downs to maintenance cost which is equal to ZERO MAINTENANCE.