Rainwater Harvesting

Hyderabad has a history of water shortages during the dry months. Receiving over 795 mm rain annually justifies storing rain water for inter-seasonal storage. Rainwater harvesting is a method of collecting rainwater and using precipitation from a small catchment area. The water stored will be a valuable supplement for domestic water consumption and irrigation of the garden. As soil from the site is used for building blocks, the resulting pit proves to be an optimal location for the storage tank. The storage tank is located on the northwest corner of the building under the garage for easy maintenance. The outer wall of the garage has a built-in sand filter to process incoming water, as well as temporary storage from which water can be used without the need for a pump.

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