Water scarcity in many parts of India, including the metropolitan city of Chennai, 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.
- Set up a rain garden: Landscape 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, prevent stagnation and thereby mosquito breeding. All you need is some pipes to divert the rainwater from your roofs or other concrete platforms. Use Ori-Plast SWR pipes for best results.
- Rain saucers: These contraptions look like inverted umbrellas and collect 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.
- Recharge pits: Direct the excess rainwater flow from terraces and other outlets to recharge pits that take rainwater back to the ground. Good quality SWR pipes from Ori-Plast Limited can be used for this rainwater harvesting procedure both within the recharge pit and as connecting pipes taking the water in.
- Recharging dry wells: Dried up wells are quite common in pre-monsoon months. A simple mechanism of rainwater conservation that connects the roof gutter to PVC pipes and then to a filtration chamber of charcoal, sand, pebbles, nets, etc. and then through another PVC pipe to the well, can refill rainwater in dry wells, that would otherwise have run off.
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.