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Maintenance and Monitoring

Once you have installed a RWH system it is a good idea to also set a system for monitoring. How much water you are catching How much of this you are using How much you are recharging This will help you to provide concrete evidence of the impact of rainwater harvesting If the data is positive it will help to catalyse other people to follow in your footsteps.

Doing Rainwater Harvesting: FAQs

1. What is RWH and why should I do it?  It simply means catching and holding rain where it falls and using it. You can store it in tanks or you can use it to recharge groundwater. Doing RWH has the following benefits: Meet household water needs especially during periods of scarcity. Rainwater is the purest form of water that doesn’t contain impurities like fluoride, arsenic, etc.

Costs

How much will it cost to catch rain?When community come together to harvest rain, the per-capita investment goes down. For instance, Panchsheel Park Colony about 1000 residents pooled in Rs 4.5 lakh to harvest more than 170 million litres of water annually.