Bengaluru Plans To Install 1092 Rainwater Harvesting Systems In Public Spaces

Bengaluru Plans To Install 1092 Rainwater Harvesting Systems In Public Spaces

Bengaluru Plans To Install 1092 Rainwater Harvesting Systems In Public Spaces

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In a groundbreaking move, the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is launching an initiative to harness rainwater across the city. This initiative aims to install Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) systems in 1,092 government offices and public spaces, including schools, hospitals, and religious sites. 

The primary goal is to bolster Bengaluru’s water security, crucially highlighted after a harsh summer underscored the city’s water scarcity issues. This marks the first proactive approach by BWSSB, funded partly by Rs 36 crore in fines collected from individuals and entities failing to comply with RWH installation laws.

BWSSB Chairman Ramprasat Manohar V emphasized the initiative’s potential to achieve multiple objectives. By capturing rainwater, these institutions can significantly reduce their reliance on the Cauvery River, the city’s primary water source. Moreover, with numerous visitors frequenting these sites, the initiative also aims to raise public awareness about the importance of adopting RWH systems.

The board has been persistent in advocating for RWH systems in residential and commercial properties. However, this large-scale installation in public spaces represents a significant leap towards sustainable water management. By harnessing rainwater efficiently, Bengaluru aims to mitigate water shortages and enhance environmental sustainability across the city.

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