Water scarcity in many parts of India has brought the need for conserving and harvesting water to the forefront. Monsoon provides reprieve to the Indian sub-continent from its scorching summers and it also provides an opportunity to replenish our water sources. Groundwater depletion, river contamination and mismanagement of water supply networks are some of the main reasons behind our increasing water woes.
Rainwater harvesting and conservation is an effective way to start damage control. Many housing societies, CSR initiatives, etc. are actively working in this field and making a difference. As a leading manufacturer of pipes, fittings and related items in Kolkata, Ori-Plast is also focused on this.
The question is how can we take initiatives towards rainwater conservation and harvesting? Here are some of them.
- Water barrel: This simple initiative can collect substantial amount of rainwater from your rooftop. It is a storage unit that consists of a barrel connected with pipes that lead down from the roof. All you need is some pipes to direct the rainwater from your roofs or other concrete platforms. Use Ori-Plast SWR pipes and PVC water-tanks with at least 1000 litre capacity for best results.
- Rain saucer: This looks somewhat like an inverted umbrella and collects direct rainwater that is non-contaminated and therefore, quite clean. Some PVC pipes, wide funnels and water storage tanks. Ori-Plast LLDPE water tanks are resistant to corrosion and chemicals and can be used as a safe and cost-effective option to build rain saucers.
- Splash block: A lot of rainwater still makes headway by spilling from the roofs to the ground below. The crevices or corners that accumulate rainwater direct it to the ground often creating holes in your garden or areas surrounding your house, simply by eroding the soil with their force. A great way to avoid this is by installing splash blocks typically made of either concrete or plastic. This simple contraption prevents the water from damaging the landscape and also from flowing away into drains. The splash block can also divert the rainwater to designated storage areas.
You could also set up a rain garden in your courtyard or tracts outside your housing complex to develop patches with plants and shrubbery. This will allow rainwater to seep underground and recharge groundwater levels. All you need is good-quality SWR pipes like Ori-Plast to divert the rainwater from your roof or other concrete platforms.
With increasing population and urban development the threat of water scarcity are quite tangible and real these days. We, at Ori-Plast, believe that being pro-active in our rainwater conservation and harvesting initiatives is the need of the hour. In this regard, our SWR pipes and water tanks would be your best aides.