Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) is now mandatory in Delhi

Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) has been made mandatory in Delhi from July ’16 for any building or plot with area of 500 sqm or above and in absence of RWH the penalty of 50% of the monthly bill will be charged.

Let us see what RWH entails:


What is Rain Water Harvesting(RWH)?Rain water harvesting

In simple terms RWH is accumulating & storing rainwater for re-use rather than letting it run off. The collection of rainwater from the roofs of buildings can easily take place within our cities and towns, not just in rural areas. All that is necessary to capture this water is to direct the flow of rainwater from roof gutters to a rainwater storage tank. By doing this, water can be collected and used for various uses.

Why is it important?

Water is scarce. RWH will help in conserving rainwater for re-use and prevent water crisis from getting worse.

How is it done?

A rainwater harvesting includes transporting rainwater through pipes or drains, filtering it and storing it in tanks for reuse or recharging bore-wells, pit, tube-wells, etc.


For assistance Contact:

Delhi Jal Board 
Rainwater Harvesting Assistance Cell Varunalaya-I, karol Bagh, New Delhi-110005.
Phone no: 23678380-82 extn. 246,240.
Officer In-charge, Central Ground Water Board, State Unit Office, Gallery no. 18/11, Jamnagar House,
Mansingh Road, New Delhi-110011
e-mail: niccgwb@sansad.nic.in; cgwa@nic.in; cgwa@vsnl.com
website: www.cgwaindia.com 
Phone No: 23384355. Fax. 23386743

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