Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rainwater Harvesting in a Govt School in Bijuwara, Bangalore

An initiative by Samyukth Iyer Sequeira - a grade 6 student studying in the Singapore American School - to facilitate access to water for school children in rural Bangalore, has resulted in the commissioning of a rainwater harvesting system in Govt Primary High School in Bijuwara which is around 55 kms from Bangalore city.

The school has two one storey buildings with roof area around 1250 and 800 sq ft respectively. The village Panchayat supplies water once in around 15 days and this is stored in a sump which is around 4000 litres in capacity. There is also a surface level storage tank which currently is in a state of disuse. The daily water consumption is around 1500 litres which is mainly used for toilet flushing, vessel washing and cooking.

By tapping the rooftop from the two buildings, it is possible to harvest a total of 154 KL of water annually assuming an annual rainfall of 900 mm. The downpipes from the two building would be led to a filtration chamber which is then led to a storage tank.

Some of the work in progress pictures:










 






7 comments:

Nirmala Vaidy said...

Congratulations, Sam! You've done an awesome job. All the very best with everything. I'd love to have updates. Thank you, Kavitha, for sharing this. so thoughtful of you, my dear. :-)

rainharvest said...

Within India,drinking water supply for each household is on decrease with most obvious factors as raising demand for water with growing rate of human population.Furthermore the rivers are getting dried out, groundwater is depleting and waterways are contaminated.That's why harvesting is very important.

Irving Sequeira said...

So proud of you Sammy!

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zenrainman said...

The interaction with the students go on. Now they are also able to check the quality of water using the H2S vial test ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8SJuhZ4QtY

chipmunk said...

Super Sam! Am sure that your care and gesture will inspire many... keep going!

Prabhu Kannan said...

Super Sam you did a great job keep up the good work.
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