The zonal team of Metrowater is on a localised, focussed campaign on rainwater harvesting. To remind residents that this is the time to take a good look at their RWH system.
Now into its fifth day, this campaign has contract staff meeting residents in every colony to talk about their RWH system.
“Though the RWH system is present in many residences, its maintenance and upkeep is what needs attention for it to be effective,” says a Metrowater engineer who works in eastern Mylapore.
Most residents assume the RWH will work by itself. Its effect wears off a year or two after construction, with sections of it loosening or falling away and garden and campus waste gathering inside the wells.
Metrowater has employed a campaign vehicle on which a model of a house with a RWH system in place has been mounted – this van will create some buzz in this campaign.
Metrowater reps are also doing spot tests of water samples and sharing the data with residents.