Rest House Park is located between Rest House Road on the eastern boundary, Rest House Cres Road on the northern boundary. The natural flow of water in the park is towards the entrance of the park, eastern boundary. The 9ft wide Rajakaluve or the storm water drain runs through the park from the west to the east. The lowest point of the park and the area around is at the entrance. The water table in this area is naturally high, and could be seen in the open well in the park and also in the neighbouring apartments.
All the water from the park flows out into the stormwater drain running through the park. During heavy rains there have been cases of flooding near the entrance due to blockages in the drain and also since this is the lowest point, the entire area water gushes to this point.
with The water requirement is approximately 6000L per day. The park had an open well which is 6ft diameter and 9ft depth and would yields around 1000L per day. Water from this well and Cauvery water was used in the garden. Puravankara group wanted to manage the water in the park better, and wanted to set an example of good water management practices at Rest House Park. Instead of using Cauvery water that is pumped from over 100 km for gardening, the local groundwater could be used. Simultaneously, the rainwater runoff from the park can be harvested to recharge the groundwater.
Since the water from the existing well was not sufficient to maintain the park, 2 recharge wells, one open well and rejuvenating the existing open well were proposed and executed by Biome Environmental Trust so that the park can be maintained using groundwater and become independent of piped water. The entire project was funded by Puravankara Group.