Archive for the Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) Category

December 2, 2019

Politician and civic activist taps flooded water on street – for good use

Politician and civic activist taps flooded water on street - for good use

Every time it rained hard, Kesavaperumal East Street got flooded. It is narrow, with walls of houses and apartments on it damming any water that falls on the street. On the weekend, even as people waded through the rainwater Lakshmi […]

November 28, 2019

Chennai Corporation to convert unused well into RWH facility in its office in C.I.T. Colony

Chennai Corporation to convert unused well into RWH facility in its office in C.I.T. Colony

Chennai Corporation’s team of ward 119 unit has revived an unused well at its office premises at C.I.T Colony, Mylapore. In addition, it is also being converted as a rainwater harvesting facility. Says Guhan, engineer of this ward, “We are […]

November 27, 2019

RWH wells for north end of C. P. Ramaswamy Road

Civic workers have begun work on sinking two wells on the edge of the north end of C. P. Ramaswamy Road. Both wells are located alongside the Chennai Corporation Complex here. These wells will be about 12 feet deep; precast […]

November 5, 2019

Mylapore Head Post Office plans RWH system on its premises

The staff at the Mylapore Head Post office say they have plans to tap rainwater at their campus off Kutchery Road. They plan to have three rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures on the premises. Chezian, the postmaster of the Mylapore Post […]

October 25, 2019

RWH planned alongside Corporation Complex in Alwarpet

RWH planned alongside Corporation Complex in Alwarpet

For the past few weeks, Chennai Corporation contracted teams have been renovating the Corporation Complex at C. P. Ramasamy Road, Alwarpet. Civic officials say the renovation work was taken up as the building was in a bad condition. Now, it […]

October 9, 2019

RWH: Provisions made at Sri Virupaksheeswarar Temple but local waste runs in with rainwater

RWH: Provisions made at Sri Virupaksheeswarar Temple but local waste runs in with rainwater

A few weeks ago, pipes were laid around Sri Virupaksheeswarar Temple which is located on Bazaar Road to lead more rainwater into its tank. 10 recharge wells were constructed bordering the tank’s bed. And pipes were laid to carry water […]

October 9, 2019

Recharge wells on Venkatakrishna Road: shop owners say there is no need for ten recharge wells

Recharge wells on Venkatakrishna Road: shop owners say there is no need for ten recharge wells

A month ago, contract workers dug the pavement off Venkatakrishna Road, Mandaveli to construct recharge wells. Ten wells were planned on this road to avoid water stagnation during heavy rains. Construction of only one recharge well is complete. And cement rings […]

October 4, 2019

Chennai Corporation constructs recharge pits at Marina

Chennai Corporation constructs recharge pits at Marina

To avoid water stagnation on the service road off Marina Beach, Chennai Corporation has dug recharge pits in the sandy area adjoining it. A few weeks ago, when it rained heavily, water gushed through a hole and got collected here […]

September 27, 2019

Residents of Dr. Ranga Road Apartment complex enhance their RWH structure

Residents of Dr. Ranga Road Apartment complex enhance their RWH structure

Residents of Ram Nivas Apartment at Dr.Ranga Road in Mylapore are enhancing the rainwater harvesting (RWH) structure at their premises. This complex with 16 families already has a proper RWH system in place. Two years ago, Parvathy, a resident says […]

September 24, 2019

Metro Water contacts for rain water harvesting support

Here are the contacts of all Metro Water local offices who can help you if you plan rain water harvesting systems in your campus. Zone 9 – 1, Ranga Road, Abhiramapuram. Ph: 24996796 Ward 121 – 24981273, 8144930121 Ward 122 […]

September 20, 2019

Rains this past week show up blocked drains and water filters, wasted water and

Rains this past week show up blocked drains and water filters, wasted water and

Thursday’s steady rains may have been welcome but it also showed up how much of water is not being tapped. In many streets and roads, water stagnated long because the drains were blocked. Elsewhere, water filters and soak pits sunk […]

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